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Diagnostic story of type 1 diabetes

   The background story of a very young boy (teenager), who got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, in 2011 when he was actually 14 years old; Nobody in the family could read the signs & symptoms from the very moment; He endured some enormous & agitating discomforts (dizziness/drowsiness, grumpy, severe thirsty, loose bladder, fatigue, abdominal pain) etc; Fortunately, he was taken to an extraordinary nurse (back in village, at a local clinic) who mentioned the word "DIABETES" and so he referred to a General Hospital where he was officially diagnosed. Above all, he is more than grateful for life and to the people who always showed him nothing but love (friends & family). Unite for Diabetes. #insulin4all 

Psychological concerns of Diabetes

  Cover photo “You cannot stop the birds of sorrow from flying over your head — but you can stop them from building a nest there.” ( Chinese saying) . When someone develops a long-term illness, the situation for the whole family is always a difficult one. There are people who come to a standstill in their grief and are unable to move on. Such people will need professional help. Continuing denial inhibits people from absorbing knowledge and adjusting life to accommodate diabetes (DR. Ragnar Hanas, MD). Semantic Scholar Most people go through the same stages when faced with crisis (the onset of Diabetes has proved to be no exception). Professor Johnny Ludvigsson describes the different phases of crisis: Shock phase (difficult to think clearly, thoughts will be whirling around in your head, everything seems unreal, failing to take in information, you listen out for hope, consolation, belief in the future, but shut out all details of the disease); Reaction phase (feeling sorrow, bitternes

Managing Diabetes

  The goals of treatment for diabetes are to prevent or delay complications and optimize quality of life. However, it is difficult, if not impossible, to manage your diabetes without monitoring it at home. It often said that “trying to manage your diabetes without home monitoring is like driving a car without a milometer, fuel gauge or temperature gauge”. Therefore, undoubtedly/ without doubt “Everyone is like a child when starting something new.” Diabetes self-management education and support, medical nutrition therapy, routine physical activity, smoking cessation counselling when needed, and psychosocial care are essential to achieving treatment goals for people with diabetes as suggested by (ADA, 2020). There are two major self-management tasks to keep in mind. The first is to maintain a safe blood glucose level (this means balancing all the treatment methods, which include healthy eating, exercise, managing stress and emotions, and medication) and to detect early any problems cause