Do you know that having diabetes may result to more serious underlying health conditions that you may not be aware of?
The constant reminders of your healthcare team might seem unnecessary to you sometimes, but in reality, they are very important because they could spell for you the chance to absolutely avoid more serious illnesses commonly associated with diabetes.
Thus, you should pay attention and heed their advices when they tell you to follow strictly your meal plans, and your exercise program, to use your medications and to monitor your blood sugar regularly. These are all for you own good and for the further avoidance of other complications.
Common Effects of Diabetes in the Body
Poorly managed diabetes can actually lead to a host of long-term and problematic complications. The following are some of the most dangerous of these complications: heart attacks and other heart related disease, strokes, gradual blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel diseases that may require amputation, nerve damage, and impotence among men.
Fortunately, studies revealed that people who keep their blood glucose as close to normal as it is possible for them have been able to reduce the risk of developing these complications by 50 percent and more.
In all these, it is significant to note that diabetes is not an easy disease to have, for it would require more than just the medications and the expertise of the doctors, for it would also require from the patient sufficient patience, diligence and discipline in not succumbing to the things that would aggravate or escalate the disease and would eventually lead to further complications.
How Diabetes is Diagnosed
Individuals who are 45 years old and above and particularly those whose body mass index is equal to or greater than 25, which essentially means overweight, should be tested for diabetes and should the test reveal negative he or she should have further tests at least once in three years.
Diabetes testing must be conducted at younger ages and should be more frequently done when the individual possesses the following risk factors: when he or she is overweight , when he or she is a member of high-risk indigenous population such as that of African Americans, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, or Pacific Islander, when she gave birth to a baby that weighs over 9 pounds or have suffered from gestational diabetes, when his or her level of HDL cholesterol is less than or equal to 35 mg/dl and his or hers triglyceride level equals to or is more than 250 mg/dl, when he or she suffers from high blood pressure or when he or she on past testing and had been found out to have reduced glucose tolerance or weak fasting glucose.
If any of these results appear, testing should be done again on a different instance to confirm this diagnosis. Constant testing and results analysis are needed to fully determine and to verify the conditions of the diabetic person. It is therefore necessary that the patient and the doctor to work hand in hand in the determination of the disease and in trying to alleviate its effects and complications. Both should keep an open and honest communication channel so as to properly treat the disease and for the doctor to have increased familiarity and knowledge on the characteristics of diabetes in aid of the furtherance of studies on the matter.
How Chiropractic Can Help with Diabetes Patients
Chiropractic Care is a non-invasive, hand meditated therapy that involves spinal manipulation to realign the spinal column and ease any pain felt by the back, shoulders, or neck due to damaged nerves or muscles. It also removes sublaxations or damages in the nervous system to restore its function and achieve optimum health.
While chiropractic care cannot cure diabetes, it can, however, serve as a therapeutic adjunct intervention for people with diabetes in achieving overall wellness and health maintenance. Regular chiropractic adjustments can free you from aching back, hip, and neck, and help you feel better and more energetic.