Diabetes demands care, facts not so well known that can help you be better
Eye sweeteners: it has been proven that people who use them (sucrose, stevia, among others) have a worse control of their sugar than those who do not use them. It is not clear why, but it is conjectured that the body detects something sweet, compensates and absorbs more other foods and there is an alteration of the intestinal microbiotin, which favors the absorption of certain substances, generating changes in blood sugar levels.
Not everything light is suitable for diabetics: Light can be called anything and its content is not guaranteed to be suitable for diabetics and foods can include very little fat, but contain high levels of sugar; They may have few sugars, but be made with refined flour and be low in calories, they may have elements with a high glycemic level. If you are going to consume something previously done it is recommended that you explicitly have the indication “suitable for diabetics”.
Juices healthy but careful. Fruits contain lots of nutrients and are essential in the diet, but diabetics must take special care with them because some such as mango, watermelon or papaya contain high levels of sugars. If they are consumed in juice and strain, the fiber that slows the absorption of these sugars is lost, so the recommendation is to consume them whole but in moderation.
Loss of sensitivity, loss of alarm: microvascular complications, including neuropathy (loss of sensation in the extremities) being frequent in diabetics. The feet are especially delicate and therefore it is recommended
Check them daily for any injuries.
After bathing, dry very well between the feetDo not use powders or talcs because they dry the skin.
Use alcohol-free moisturizers, twice a day and if they are very dry treat them with Vaseline.
Look for wide shoes that do not generate pressure zones to avoid injuries, that are covered and effectively protect.
Nails: more than fashion, health: these should be cut straight to avoid ingrown toenails, inflammations and infections that can lead to the so-called diabetic foot. If the care of the feet of a diabetic person (pedicurist, nurse) is outsourced, make sure that the implements are sterilized and that the person has sufficient knowledge to avoid injury or damage
A healthy smile: diabetics have more risks of having periodontal disease and greater propensity to infections and therefore must have regular checks with their dentist. Periodontal disease is related to cardiovascular risk, which is the leading cause of death in diabetics. That is why you have to be careful with oral health.
Our friend insulin: yes, it is an injection, but it doesn’t have to be terrible. Today there are all kinds of devices to facilitate the application of this compound. Keep in mind
Maintain good hygiene when applying
Change the needle regularly so that it does not cause damage to the skin.
Rotate application sites.
If you have diminished visual acuity, ask for a device that has a sound check to control the application
Apply exactly the recommended units because variations modify and hinder metabolic control.
Find the right medium: both hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are dangerous (the first with tissue damage and the second can cause arrhythmias and the so-called death in bed) being at one or the other end generates symptoms and effects on the body, unpleasant and harmful and therefore the ideal is to stay within the goals and ranges recommended by the doctor.
A day-to-day work: to avoid the variability in sugar, you have to maintain good constant habits:
Regulate food intake and not allow the body to “go hungry” all on schedule!
Do not make very copious meals. Better 6 a day in small quantity.
Do not commit many transgressions. The less regulated the sugar will be.
Respect carbohydrate intake. Neither more nor less than recommended. Between 45% and 55% of what we consume should be complex carbohydrates, whole grain seeds, with lower glycemic index.
Good sugar control prevents damage to the eyes, arteries, kidneys, nerves, etc., every day is important to maintain the best health.
Remember: diabetes is the leading cause of amputation in the world. That is why it is considered essential to check limbs, wear appropriate shoes and take care of any injuries with all possible awareness