Symptoms and Complications 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 7th of a 10-video series to provide you with an action plan for Short-term and Long-term Symptoms and Complications Management in Type 2 Diabetes.

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.

Focus 7 – Short-term and Long-term symptoms and Complications Management
Short and long term complications are caused due to the negligence of not keeping your blood sugar under control. Most of such difficulties are not challenging to evade.

Again, regular monitoring, appropriate medications, body weight control, timely visits to your doctor, healthy lifestyle with regular exercising and healthy meals, all can contribute towards avoiding potential diabetes complications.
Two main types of complications associated with Diabetes Type 2 are below.

Short-term complications
The short-term complications could be directly associated with hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) and hypoglycemia (a condition where blood glucose levels dropdown).

Besides, these complications can result from changes to your medication (e.g., aspirin, lowers the sugar levels if the dose is taken that is more than 1 mg), lifestyle, and use of alcohol.

Treatment for short term complications
Actions: Avery patient should have an action plan on how to react to hypo and hyper episodes. Most important is to alert your carer or medical team that you need help and attention!

A short-term hypo or hyper event can be identified by their signs or symptoms.
The whiteness of skin,
Increased heartbeat, and
Other symptoms.

Cases that are not at their peaks (severe) but are mild can be treated at home with orange juice, glucose tablet, or sugary fruit that will build your glucose level.

Remember, type 2 diabetic patients should carry glucagon. It’s a hormone that creates a process to boost your glucose level.

The syndrome known as Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic or HHNS is a condition when the blood sugar goes high; also, if not correctly attended can cause some serious damage. It mostly occurs when the blood glucose goes up, and you are either sick or elderly individual.

Dehydration can be disastrous for people with diabetes, hence essential for diabetic patients to be top of it. Avoid such serious flaws and keep a check on your glucose levels. Assign someone living with as your ‘healthcare expert’ to take actions when you need them the most until you seek real expert’s attention.

Long term complications
Potential long-term complications are the real reason why proper daily attention for the disease is important because if the everyday issues were not dissolved on time, that is likely causing some damage and health issues in the long run.

Diabetes can result in a substantial effect on the bloodstream to your large and tiny blood vessels. Damage to your small blood vessels is called microvascular complications, and injury to your main vessels is called macrovascular complications.

Microvascular complications include eye, nerve infection, and kidney damage. High blood glucose can severely damage the small blood vessels. It lacks to conduct the blood to be delivered accurately.

Macrovascular complications comprise the destruction of the main blood vessels, brain, and heart. It disfigures the effect of large blood vessels that trigger heart attacks, strokes, and other serious drawbacks to vessel blockage.
• To diagnose any diabetes complications early, keep a check and balance of your cholesterol levels, be alert to your diabetes checking fluctuations and also trace your blood pressure well.
• Make sure that the patient or his/her family monitor for signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
• Make sure they have an action plan for hyper and hypo episodes and know-how to promote and preserve energy balance based on sugar level.

Symptoms and complications management in diabetes
Short and long-term complications in diabetes are a result of not keeping your blood sugar level under control.
Most of the diabetes complications can be avaded by:
Regular monitoring of your blood glucose level
Effective medication strategy
Timely visits to your doctor to raise any concerns
1 – short-term complications
2 – long-term complications
Can also result from changes to your medication, lifestyle, and use of alcohol.
1 - to diagnose any diabetes complications early, monitor your cholesterol levels, and blood sugar and blood pressure fluctuations.
2 - monitor the signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
3 - have an action plan for hyper and hypo episodes.
4 - know-how to promote and preserve energy balance based on sugar level.
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