Treatment of Diabetes
To date, there is no medicine or cure, or therapy that will completely wipe out diabetes from a patient. Treatment aims at controlling the levels of glucose in the blood. This control will also hopefully prevent further complications that can arise as a result of high sugar level.
Regularly, your doctor and yourself will need to know what is going on in your body regarding glucose levels. The only way to know this is to test your blood. There are many portable blood testing equipment and strips that can be used to test for sugar levels in the comfort of your home. You will usually be trained by your nurse on how to monitor and check the readings yourself
Treatment will often start with some lifestyle changes. These may include a dietician putting you on a proper diet to ensure that you are having the best nutrition for your condition. Your doctors will also advice that you start some regular exercise to improve blood flow and circulation. This will also help you to lose weight if you are a bit overweight.
You may also be prescribed some tablets which will help reduce your blood sugar. Tablets come in many forms, brands and do different work in your body. Your doctor will help you with this treatment type and prescribe the best medicine for you.
Sometimes, sugar lowering fail to reduce the high sugar levels. When this happens, insulin can help. Insulin is not edible or drinkable (you cannot eat or drink insulin) It has to be injected to go into the blood stream. Insulin may last for day, and some may last for 8 hours, whiles others last for only a couple of hours. Your doctor will prescribe the correct type.
NB: The health information provided on this page are only for a guide and must not be used as a substitute for a visit to the doctor. You need to speak to your doctor if you are unwell.