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Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a serious condition and there are lots of things you can do to manage it well. It is possible to ensure that diabetes doesn’t negatively impact your life or interfere too much with your lifestyle and everyday activities.

There are products and tools available from the Medical Shop to help with your diabetes management. These include devices like lancet devices, insulin cooling wallets and glucose tablets to help you monitor and maintain your blood glucose levels.

As a person living with diabetes, you need to keep your blood glucose level (blood sugar level) in the normal range. If you ingest too much glucose, this can cause hyperglycaemia. This happens when your blood sugar levels are too high. Symptoms include tiredness, increased thirst, blurred vision, frequent urination and rapid weight loss.

Taking in too little glucose is just as dangerous and can cause hypoglycaemia. This occurs when your blood sugar levels drop too low. Symptoms of hypoglycaemia include shaking, sweating, headaches, irritability and even loss of consciousness.

Either condition can result in you feeling unwell and can lead to more serious health problems developing. This is why it is important to manage your diabetes correctly with guidance from your doctor about using prescribed insulin medication and monitoring your blood glucose levels to ensure they remain stable.

You can easily manage your diabetes by taking your diabetes medication as directed by your doctor or nurse. You should also closely follow a healthy eating plan as advised by your doctor or diabetes care nurse. Eating too much or too little food at your mealtimes can throw out your insulin needs, so be careful to eat the right amount of food, have regular mealtimes and don’t skip meals.

Carry glucose tablets with you at all times so that if your blood sugar levels drop unexpectedly, you can quickly bring them back to a normal level to avoid hypoglycaemia.

Products:

Insulin Delivery Pens - Autopen 24, Autopen Classic

Lift Glucose - GlucoTabs, GlucoJuice

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