Today, it’s well-known that type 2 diabetes is one of the few diseases that can actually be reversed in many instances. This should be encouraging as there are many ways to manage your diabetes effectively, and proper management can give you decades of healthy living.
How To Manage Diabetes Effectively
Diabetes management starts with a visit to your doctor. Once you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s time to collect as much information as possible, so you can understand how to treat type 2 diabetes in a way that’s most effective for you.
All management begins with controlling the glucose cycle and one way to do this is by jumpstarting the pancreas.
Understanding The Glucose Cycle
The glucose cycle is affected by two factors, entry of glucose into the bloodstream and blood levels of insulin to control the transport out.
Your glucose levels are very sensitive to both diet and exercise, so change in either should first be discussed with your physician. Proper management of diabetes can be very intrusive to the patient.
Controlling Blood Sugar
Proper management requires a complete lifestyle change and frequent, sometimes multi-daily checks of glucose in the blood.
It can change as people grow and develop and no two cases are ever really the same. Today it is easier to measure the blood sugar level.
Glucose meters are readily available and are quite easy to use with a little practice and patience.
With a small drop of blood to the testing strip attached to the glucose meter, the user is given the number, which represents their blood sugar level. This in turn will let the user know if and when insulin is needed.