Diabetes Home Care Management - Diet

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How is diabetic treatment monitored at home?

The goal of diabetic therapy is to control blood glucose levels and prevent the complications of diabetes. Glucose levels are lowered into a normal range, if possible, but it is important not to reduce the levels to abnormally low levels that can cause symptoms of hypoglycemia such as sweating, increased heart rate, and even loss of consciousness. Therefore, it is necessary not only to treat the diabetes, but also to monitor the effects of treatment on blood glucose levels to avoid overtreatment or undertreatment of diabetes.

There are two types of tests for blood glucose monitoring in the home. The first type uses a reagent strip, and the second type uses a reagent strip and a glucose meter.

Glucose and ketones also can be measured in the urine. Ketoacidosis is a serious but preventable complication caused by inadequate treatment of diabetes. This condition can be identified by testing urine for ketones.

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Comment from: mstrpapa44, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 30

I follow the following diet: Chicken, turkey, pork or beef - baked-boiled or pressure cooked; 3oz weekly salads lettuce, green peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, red peppers and zucchini; green beans and black beans pressure cooked. I eat two salads a day, have omelet with sausage (turkey) and whole wheat toast.

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