Common Mistakes Type 2 Diabetics need to watch out for

MewElla
By MewElla Latest Reply 2013-07-25 08:08:48 -0500
Started 2013-05-09 08:58:04 -0500

Type 2 diabetes is a tough disease. It requires constant attention to keep your blood sugar levels under control. Here are a few mistakes we should not make:
NOT KNOWING ABOUT OUR DISEASE:
The majority of the time we are responsible for taking care of our health by watching our diet, making sure we get exercise and if prescribed taking medications from the doctor on time, and checking our blood sugar levels. Understanding how diabetes words helps us make better decisions in monitoring and managing it.
EXPECTING TOO MUCH TOO SOON:
Many patients get frustrated and give up if they don't see good results soon. This did not happen to us overnight and can not be controlled overnight. It takes time and effort, through trial and error, how to control.
DEALING WITH OTHER PROBLEMS:
Some may deal with other diseases like stress, depression and other illness. Anything we can do to reduce stress helps lower our blood sugar. All of the above can be a vicious cycle to control.
MISUNDERSTAND MEDICATIONS:
Our doctors should inform us why we are taking the medications, side effects and what might happen if we forget to take. Also, medications can not solve all the problems, need to work hand in hand with proper diet for us and exercise.
TRYING TO HANDLE DIABETES BY OURSELVES:
Diabetics need a support system from your doctors to family, friends and support groups. We learn so much from others.


6 replies

lorider70
lorider70 2013-05-14 17:38:39 -0500 Report

Got to admit though, that sometimes doing all the "right" things can get very frustrating when nothing seems to really help how a person feels; or when complications just keep getting worse. I'm going thru a period of this type of results the last year or two and not liking what's happening one little bit.

correctionsnurse1
correctionsnurse1 2013-05-20 16:16:37 -0500 Report

I can relate. I have done a complete lifestyle change, eating healthy/clean, doing what am I physically able to, and of course being compliant with my meds. It stinks, but that's the cards we were dealt. Could be worse like something not treatable.