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What guideline for making wise health care decision about treatment and prevention of diabetes

By Anonymous July 26, 2012 - 7:22am
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Treatments for all types of diabetes 

An important part of managing all types of diabetes is maintaining a healthy weight through a healthy diet and exercise plan:

you'll need plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains — foods that are high in nutrition and low in fat and calories — and fewer animal products and sweets.Exercise lowers your blood sugar level by transporting sugar to your cells, where it's used for energy. Exercise also increases your sensitivity to insulin, which means your body needs less insulin to transport sugar to your cells. Get your doctor's OK to exercise.

Treatment for type 1 diabetes involves insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump, frequent blood sugar checks and carbohydrate counting. Treatment of type 2 diabetes primarily involves monitoring of your blood sugar, along with diabetes medications, insulin or both.

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