Management and Support

Diabetes Management and Support

 

Whether you’re already living with diabetes or have been newly diagnosed, we’re here to help with your day-to-day diabetes management and support

Managing your diabetes doesn’t have to be daunting. Taking a proactive approach to monitoring your blood glucose levels, looking after your feet and taking care of your eye health can all make a difference to how well your condition is managed.

How could diabetes affect you?

Glucose provides your body with energy and when you eat the glucose levels in your blood increase. At this time your body releases a hormone called insulin which makes sure your glucose level doesn’t get too high. If you have diabetes you either produce too little insulin or your body resists its effects, so unused glucose builds up in your blood.

How can you best control your diabetes?

The best way is to review and understand your blood glucose results. Keeping your levels under control as effectively as possible can help you live your life to the fullest. Find out more about managing your glucose levels here.

 

There are certain occasions when you need to check your blood sugar levels more frequently:

  • Before and during driving
  • When you’re ill
  • With major changes to your food intake
  • With high weight loss or gain (more than 7lbs/4kg)
  • When exercising vigorously
  • When trying for a baby or if you’re pregnant
  • If you start or change insulin
  • If you’re regularly having ‘hypos’ or ‘hypers’

However, if you keep monitoring your glucose, taking your medicine and making healthy lifestyle changes, you may be able to keep these conditions at bay.

 

Too much glucose in your body can damage nerves, organs and blood vessels. This can lead to long term complications such as:

  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Eye damage (even blindness)
  • Kidney failure
  • Nerve damage
  • Leg ulcers
  • Foot disease

However, if you keep monitoring your glucose, taking your medicine and making healthy lifestyle changes, you may be able to keep these conditions at bay.

 

Monitoring these levels are a crucial part of controlling your diabetes. We offer a that is completely FREE, while there’s a small charge for the cholesterol test. But more than that, we can help with advice about lifestyle changes that can help lower both your blood pressure and your cholesterol levels which are important to control if you have diabetes. Just ask our healthcare team.

 

 

If you’re looking for more information about Type 2 Diabetes, find out more about symptoms of Type 2 diabetes or book a FREE in store test here.

 
 
 
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