For a long time, diabetes has been a problem to most people. Even during world war, Koreans and Japanese militaries maltreated Filipino, Chinese and Australian people and use them as sex slaves. They are called Japan comfort women which basically refers to women who were rounded up in the Japanese military comfort stations by Japanese troops and forced to provide sexual services for soldiers, during the last world war. This resulted for them to have an unhealthy living; they are able to inherit different diseases such as diabetes. Since they were locked down in a small room, they cannot ask for medical assistance from experts. Fortunately, in today’s advanced technology there are many treatments being offered that can prevent and cure diabetes.Below are the tips on what to do when a person is diagnosed with diabetes.
First, seek for the best doctors and experts and after which, they will most likely encourage people diagnosed with diabetes to change their lifestyle, such as eating healthier foods and becoming physically active by exercising everyday. Also, they need to monitor their blood glucose once in a while by checking the glucose levels. At least once in a month, patients need to take several tests to see if they are improving from their sickness.
Second, patients should review his health plan. Diabetes can be very expensive; therefore it is vital to look for the best possible and cheapest health plan that can cover the diabetes-related medications and supplies.
Third, make a dietary plan by the help of a registered dietitian or diabetes educators. They can help the patient develop a plan and guidelines that will be the most effective. Patient needs to list down his food preferences and write what, when and how much the patients eat. Also, he can add the physical activities he does every day.
Fourth, patients can include different physical activities in their daily routine. Since they are diagnosed with diabetes, they need to remain active and it doesn’t mean they should go to the gym and stay in good shape. Simple movement such as carrying grocery bags, trash, mowing the lawn and pushing a stroller can be part of their daily routine.
Fifth, stay connected with other people. Going to support groups can help the person be more motivated on taking care of himself. Also, opening up with a close family or friends can lessen the anxiety of having diabetes.
Image by Wello blog and The Times Weekly