Manage a life with diabetes
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be devastating but it is a condition which can be managed on a day to day basis.
The most important thing is to research the condition (Type 1, Type 2 or gestational) and identify what symptoms to expect and how to manage them.
You should feel comfortable asking for help and information from your friends and family, GP, dentist and your health and wellbeing coach Bonny Prim.
Whatever the doctor advises you to do, whether it is regular medicine or a change in lifestyle it is recommended that you follow this. Building up a daily medicine routine is difficult but something that is essential - even on days when you are feeling good it is imperative to maintain the routine.
One of the best things you can do to help manage your diabetes and reduce the risks of long-term complications is to give up smoking and a change in diet is also often recommended.
This has to be approached as a lifestyle change rather than a diet, as it will need to be maintained for the rest of your life. There is a lot of nutrition advice available for diabetes, Bonny Prim, is a Nutritional Therapist who specialises in Type 2 Diabetes and will be able to help you.
Due to the range of diabetic symptoms such as gum disease and problems with the feet a careful approach to hygiene and care in these areas is a must. Well-fitting, comfortable shoes and regular checks of the feet for cuts, bruises or abrasions is a must.
Also in addition to your six-monthly visit to the dentist introducing a rigorous oral hygiene routine is imperative as diabetes can increase your chances of dental problems.
If you want to talk more about how you can manage your diabetes on a daily basis why not give Bonny Prim a call.