Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetes can prevent or delay complications due to diabetes. Appropriate treatment of high blood sugar can decrease the risk of complications like heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease and truly prolong life. This makes it very important that your blood sugar level is maintained as normal as possible.
When selecting a medicinal therapy for diabetes, consideration should be given to:
Medications can help to control blood sugar levels but besides them, lifestyle changes are recommended. These include:
If your blood sugar, is not maintained within the normal range with lifestyle modifications, your doctor will prescribe medications. Along with medications, you should follow the advised lifestyle changes as these improve your blood sugar control and the decrease the dose of medication needed to control blood sugar levels. You will need regular blood sugar testing. In case you have diabetes, you should follow up regularly with your doctor and take your medications as advised.
Dr Poonam Sachdeva, is our in-house medical expert.
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