It was estimated that 463 million people were diabetic as of 2019, the World Health Organization reported that this number will continue rising and by 2045 approximately 700 million people will be diabetic. The World Health Organization reports that the prevalence rate of diabetes is also increasing globally, in 1980 it was 4.7% but this changed to 8.5% in 2019 also worrying is increased mortality directly related to diabetes in 2016 World Health Organization statistics shows that 1.6 million people died because of diabetes complications where other 2.2 million deaths were related to diabetes making it to be among the top killer in noncommunicable diseases. It is sad that so many people are dying from this condition which is preventable and is contributed to a larger extent by our poor lifestyles such as excessive drinking, lack of physical activity, poor diet, and many other poor choices we keep making in life. There are some situations where diabetes can make a diabetic individual dependent on others because it can lead to lower limb amputation, blindness, stroke, and other things that can change one life. However, one can still live long after diagnosed with diabetes the only thing important is to accept the situation and change the lifestyle as recommended by the physician, this might not be simple and that is why this article has gathered some information that can help you and your caregiver to take care of you.
Providing emotional support is key in ensuring the diabetic person go through the stressful news, people do not usually accept and move on once diagnosed with diabetes, they can be in denial and confused and therefore being there for them emotionally would help them, soldier, on. Make sure you give them your time, listen to them particularly when they want to talk because they may want you to help them plan in changing their lifestyle, comfort them let them know people do live diabetes and live a very good full life.
It will play a great role in managing diabetes if you help a diabetic person design a diet program, a physical exercise regimen and where possible make sure you participate together in exercising, it is also imperative to help them with stress-relieving exercises such as yoga, deep breathing, and meditations to help manage their stress.
It is important to know and recognize the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar of a diabetic person which results in form eating less or taking excess insulin, such signs include dizziness, insomnia, mood change, confusion, hunger, seizures so that you correct this by giving them a snack or a juice. Those are some ideas we thought can help you take care of a diabetic person.