Medication Management - Care Plan for Type 2 Diabetes

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This video covers The MediChannel’s Care Plan for People With Type 2 Diabetes. This Video is the 5th of a 10-video series to provide you with a plan to cover the importance of Diabetes Medication Management.

At The MediChannel, we provide you with guidance and strategies to overcome day to day health challenges, including Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Pains and Stress. Our ultimate goal is your Health and Happiness.

Medication management - Focus 5 of the diabetes care plan
Medication management in type 2 diabetes
Firstly, not compromising on your medicine is your first ever priority.
Medicines assist in stabilizing your blood sugar levels and also prevent from causing serious health problems and diabetes complications.
Remember, if not managed well, diabetics might bring some serious issues. So, as noted above, keep a track by maintaining a journal in relation to your medicines and changes to your medications.
Consult your doctor at first sight when you have observed some new symptoms or changes to symptoms.
Right medicines taken at the correct time without missing any dose is important to help to heal the wounds.
For example, Metformin is one of the commonly used medications used for treating type 2 diabetes in an early year of the disease. However, it’s mostly used when other medicines are not working.
After you have to consult a doctor, he will probably tell you how to take drugs and their cause of action.
Remember, some drugs might cause some disturbance in your body, which will also result in some symptoms. Although side-effects are not for all, it also can have an effect based on individual persons and other medical conditions they have.
Signs like sudden weight loss/weight gain, swollen ankles, bloating, or frequent ‘feeling of being sick’ shouldn’t be ignored.
Actions
Patient’s education about diabetes, and roles of medication, understanding the role of nutrition in diabetes management, understand how to take medicines (including insulin), understand medication storage requirements, …etc. are all important.

As someone with diabetes not compromising on taking your medicines is your most important priority.
Medicines assist in stabilizing your blood sugar levels and prevent diabetes-related complications.
So, keep track of how your blood sugar level response to changes in diet and …
Consult your doctor immediately when you notice a new symptom or changes to the severity of the symptoms.
Right medicines taken at the correct time without missing any dose is very important.
For example, metformin is one of the commonly used medications for treating type 2 diabetes in early stages of the disease.
Always confirm with your doctor about the prescribed drugs how to take them and their cause of action.
Remember, some drugs might cause some disturbance in your body resulting in adverse effects.
Although side-effects are not common sometimes they can be severe depending on person to person.
Never ignore the signs like: sudden weight loss or weight gain
Never ignore the signs like: swollen ankles
Never ignore the signs like: bloating
Never ignore the signs like: the frequent feeling of ‘being sick’
Actions for the diabetes care plan
Educate the patient about diabetes and roles of medication.
Educate the patient about the role of nutrition in diabetes management.
Educate the patient about how to take medicines (including insulin injections).
Educate the patient about medication storage requirements.

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