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3 ways to care for diabetic patients

Diabetes like any other diseases has its highs and lows not only on the patients but also on their care-givers.

Care-givers need to get well versed with tips to take care of a diabetic patient in order to mitigate life-threatening risks especially if they are nursing at home.

Below are three tips that can help

Healthy Diets

  • Eating good food is the key to keeping diabetics under control.
  • Diabetic patient should never skip meals or have an empty stomach.
  • Meals should be consumed in little portions to avoid the risk of blood glucose levels dropping down.
  • Foods like yogurt, beef sticks, almonds, veggies etc. are healthy and safe.
  • On the other hand, processed and fried foods are harmful for those with diabetes.

No Smoking

The Center For Disease Control & Prevention, US witnesses more than 30K deaths of diabetic patients due to smoking every year.

  • Smoking can further worsen the condition of a diabetic patient.
  • Pay attention to cholestrol levels
  • Low levels of HDL cholesterol can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • To avoid complications, a good diet and minimum workout is necessary.

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