As of 2007, there is no cure for either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. This may seem like a dim outlook for many people, but the fact is that even though there is no cure, there certainly are ways to manage your diabetes.
Proper management can give you many years of healthy living.
Diabetes management starts with a visit to your doctor. first, finding out you have diabetes, what type you have then arming yourself with as much information as possible about the diabetes you are diagnosed with.
All management begins with controlling 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.
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.