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Transcript of diabetes
DID YOU KNOW?
No. of Diabetics - 63 million
No. of Prediabetics - 78 million
Undiagnosed Diabetics - 30 million
Projection - 101 million by 2030
IS YOUR LIFESTYLE DIABETES PRONE?
ABNORMAL CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
Not feeling like exercising?
Exercise balls or exercise bands
Local Recreation Centers
Tips for safe physical activity
Check your blood glucose before and after every activity
Always warm up and cool down
Wear comfortable footwear
Drink plenty of water
Why is your diet important?
Blood glucose control
Prevention and management of short-term and long-term complications of diabetes
Whole grains and cereals
Eat the right carbs
Eat more fruits and vegetables
To help maintain blood glucose levels and cholesterol levels
Choose more high-fibre foods
Helps to maintain a healthy gut
Use less fat in cooking
Not a sugar free diet
Cut out sweets
Cut out Carbonated drinks
avoid tinned foods/juices
Cut down on sugary foods
Cut down on added salt
Use alternative seasonings like Dry mango powder and Lemon
Look out for reduced/low sodium foods
Avoid salt substitutes
Avoid table salt
You may need to test more often
-are newly diagnosed with diabetes
-have unstable blood glucose levels
-before driving or using machinery.
When you have stable blood
glucose readings, you may not
need to test as often.
Testing guide for type 2 diabetes managed with insulin
Blood Glucose Targets for Adults
Pre-meal or fasting: 80-120
2 hours post-meal: 80-140
Bedtime: 80-140 or 100-140
WHAT IS DIABETES?
Key points to remember
- Know your blood glucose target and write it down
- Have a plan for testing, and if you have persistent high or low readings consult your doctor
- Dispose of sharps safely
- Have a system for recording your results
THE LIFESPAN WAY
ROUND THE CLOCK SUPPORT
EASIEST WAY TO STAY ACTIVE
NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
LOW IMPACT EXERCISE
LONG TERM EFFECTS
One of the best ways to check if your diabetes is under control
Average of blood sugar levels over a period of weeks/months
Target HbA1c level -
less than 7%
65% OF PEOPLE WITH DIABETES DIE FROM SOME FORM OF HEART DISEASE
DIABETICS ARE 2-4 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP HEART DISEASE OR STROKE
PEOPLE WITH DIABETES DEVELOP HEART DISEASE AT A YOUNGER AGE THAN NON-DIABETICS
DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE CORRELATION
Stress and Diabetes
Diabetes management is a constant process
Excessive stress is a major barrier to effective glucose control
How Can Stress Be Harmful?
Increasing blood glucose levels (quickly and substantially)
Inciting strong negative emotions
Impairing sound thinking and decision-making
Tempting compulsive, poor eating
LIFESPAN R.I.S.C TEST