01 July 2009

HOW IS DIABETES TREATED??

DIABETES IS A CHRONIC DISEASE. IT CAN BE MANAGED BUT NOT CURED. HOWEVER, THE DISEASE CAN BE CONTROLLED WITH LIFELONG TREATMENT.


Good control of blood glucose level will help prevent or delay the complications of diabetes and enable a person with diabetes to live a normal life.

For Type 1 diabetes, treatment includes a carefully planned diet and exercise, home blood glucose monitoring and multiple daily insulin injections.

For Type 2 diabetes, treatment includes diet control, exercise, home blood glucose monitoring and where required, oral medication and/ or insulin.

People with diabetes must take responsibility for their day-to-day care. Much of the daily care involves keeping blood glucose levels from going too low or too high.



Hopefully useful,
Source:Health Promotion Health-Singapore

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