Almost 8% of the population suffer from diabetes, a metabolic disease with major implications for health and lifestyle. 90% of diabetics have Type 2 Diabetes. With high blood glucose levels for a long time, these patients are exposed to complications in the eyes, heart, blood vessels, nerves and kidneys.
Diabetes is usually diagnosed in people over 40 years of age. Especially occurs in overweight patients with a slow and uncomplicated onset.
A neglected and / or untreated sugar diabetes leads to dyslipidemia (increased fat in the blood) that favors atherosclerosis. This is the cause of hypertension, movement disorders in the legs (which will cause pain while walking), myocardial infarction or strokes.
Hyperglycemia also causes lesions of small blood vessels. They are responsible for pathological changes in the eyes and kidneys. Nervous system involvement (diabetic neuropathy) is manifested by sensitivity, tingling, burning sensation and pain in the legs and hands.
10 Rules for the Lifestyle of People with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
✅Try to lose a few pounds.
✅Oral antidiabetic treatment does not exclude diet and exercise.
✅Never increase the daily dose of tablets.
✅Avoid as much alcohol as possible and do not smoke.
✅Pay attention to unusual physical demands.
✅Learn the symptoms of a hypoglycaemia. In case of special manifestations, contact your doctor immediately.
✅You always have a sachet of sugar on you.
✅Measure as much as possible daily: blood glucose, body weight and blood pressure.
✅Inspect your legs regularly and pay more attention to the presence of lesions or inflammations.
✅Tell your doctor (eg the dentist) that you have diabetes and the medicines you are using.
Do not forget to visit your doctor. A established therapeutic attitude prevents the advancement of the disease and the occurrence of complications.