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Diabetes management

Diabetes management

Successful management makes all the difference to long-term health, and achieving balanced diabetes treatment can be the key to living with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Treatment varies for each individual, not simply on the type of diabetes that they have, but also more individual-specific diabetic treatment differences.The aim of diabetes treatment is to keep, within reason, blood glucose levels as near to normal as possible. Training in self -management of diabetes forms an essential part of diabetes management. Treatment should be agreed on an individual basis and address medical, psychosocial and lifestyle issues.

A variety of different factors have a role to play in treating diabetes, but the importance of balanced, co-ordinated diabetes treatment for all diabetics cannot be underestimated. Regular and successful treatment decreases the risk of each patient developing diabetes complications.

Treatment of Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes treatment is a daily task.Lack of insulin production by the pancreas makes Type 1 diabetes is particularly difficult to control.

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Treatment requires a strict regimen that typically includes a carefully calculated diet, planned physical activity, multiple daily insulin injections and home blood glucose testing a number of times per day.

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Treatment of Type 2 diabetes

Treatment typically includes diet control, exercise, home blood glucose testing, and in some cases, oral medication and/or insulin.

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The decision about which medications are best depends on many factors, including your blood sugar level and any other health problems you have. Your doctor might even combine drugs from different classes to help you control your blood sugar in several different ways.

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A preferred drug can provide more than one benefit (for example, lower blood sugar and control cholesterol). Cost of drug therapy is relatively small compared to costs of managing chronic complications associated with poorly controlled diabetes.

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Varying combinations of medications can control diabetes. Newer medications allow tailoring of treatment options to meet individual needs. Not every patient with type 2 diabetes will benefit from every drug, and not every drug is suitable for each patient. Patients with type 2 diabetes should work closely with their health-care professionals to achieve an approach that provides the greatest benefits while minimizing risks and adverse events.

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References:

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  3. Type 2 diabetes- Treatment [Online]. Accessed on URL: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20169988
    [As accessed on 20th Oct 2020].

This is for information purpose only. The above information is referenced from public domain. It is not a substitute to medical consultation or advice and are advised not to self-medicate and must contact your treating physician for evaluation and treatment