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Deeksha Khare says

Diabetes is a disease that affects your lifestyle. In diabetes, you have to be involved in your own care. 
The everyday choices you make affect your diabetes greatly. If you visit the doctor regularly, it is you who has to manage your diabetes yourself at home/office. So, self-management is extremely important. It is very important to have the right knowledge to keep your condition under control. Lack of correct knowledge is the biggest reason for uncontrolled diabetes. Most people are unaware of what causes diabetes, and, what will keep diabetes away.
Diabetes self-management education includes knowledge and skill to manage diabetes. It prevents costly complications. It gives the confidence to take control of your condition.
 Basic knowledge and skill areas that are essential for the self-management education are -

  • self-blood glucose monitoring, 
  • monitoring of relevant health parameters, 
  • healthy eating, physical activity, 
  • stress management, 
  • incorporating an exercise regimen, 
  • prevention and management of hypo-/hyperglycemia, 
  • prevention of other complications of diabetes, and 
  • adjusting medication as prescribed by the doctor
     

Diabetes is a disease that affects your lifestyle. In diabetes, you have to be involved in your own care. 
The everyday choices you make affect your diabetes greatly. If you visit the doctor regularly, it is you who has to manage your diabetes yourself at home/office. So, self-management is extremely important. It is very important to have the right knowledge to keep your condition under...

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Deeksha Khare says

You should schedule an appointment with your doctor, at least a month in advance of your trip for an updated assessment of glycemic control. 
Information regarding the climate and environment condition of your destination is a must because extreme weather affects your health. It can cause increased incidences of heat exhaustion, cold exposure or foot-ulcer. 
You must carry physician prescription, health insurance policy, medications with generic name and dosage in easily accessible bags.
You should be immunized for vaccine-preventable disease.
Outside food option is limited so carry healthy snacks.
Use comfortable shoes and protective clothing- depending on your destination’s climate
Carry Coolant/Cold packs/insulin wallet if you take insulin  
During travel, there will be an inadvertent increase in activities so blood sugar level should be checked regularly 
Remain hydrated, avoid unwanted food and physical activity, and avoid alcohol in excess

You should schedule an appointment with your doctor, at least a month in advance of your trip for an updated assessment of glycemic control. 
Information regarding the climate and environment condition of your destination is a must because extreme weather affects your health. It can cause increased incidences of heat exhaustion, cold exposure or foot-ulcer. 
You must carry physician...

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Deeksha Khare says

If your diabetes is out of control, then you are going to crave sugar. You body is not able to use the sugar so it just keeps craving more. You may have to talk to you doctor about temporarily putting you on a medication to control your blood glucose… BEFORE you can control your sugar cravings. If you don’t want more meds, then you will need to walk off the blood glucose to get your cravings under control. You might also try fasting until the level comes down. Once the blood glucose comes down then you should be able to stop the cravings.
If your diabetes is out of control, then you are going to crave sugar. You body is not able to use the sugar so it just keeps craving more. You may have to talk to you doctor about temporarily putting you on a medication to control your blood glucoseâ BEFORE you can control your sugar cravings. If you donât want more meds, then you will need to walk off the blood glucose to get your cravings... (Read More)
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Deeksha Khare says

Absolutely NOT..This particular condition is related to the insulin release at day time and you may please confirm that this is not happening again and if it happens, you will have to keep a track on your diets and exercise well.Prevention is always better than cure and stay away from Diabetes!! Normal blood sugar levels Fasting blood sugar level: 70-110 mg/dl Postprandial blood sugar level (after 2 hrs of meal): 80-140 mg/dl Blood sugar levels in prediabetics (impaired glucose tolerance) Fasting blood sugar level: 110-125 mg/dl Postprandial blood sugar level: 140-200 mg/dl Blood sugar levels in diabetics Fasting blood sugar level: 126 mg/dl or more Postprandial blood sugar level: 200 mg/dl or more
Absolutely NOT..This particular condition is related to the insulin release at day time and you may please confirm that this is not happening again and if it happens, you will have to keep a track on your diets and exercise well.Prevention is always better than cure and stay away from Diabetes!! Normal blood sugar levels Fasting blood sugar level: 70-110 mg/dl Postprandial blood sugar level... (Read More)
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Deeksha Khare says

Actually a fasting blood sugar test is done when you haven’t eaten anything for at least 8 to 10 hours. And yet I am inclined to say that even after 7 hours of fasting if your blood glucose is 111 mg/dl, you need to take it as a warning sign and start making changes to your lifestyle. To be sure, I’d advise you to take a fasting blood sugar test for 3–4 consecutive test. If all the readings are above 100, it means that you are very likely prediabetic.
Actually a fasting blood sugar test is done when you havenât eaten anything for at least 8 to 10 hours. And yet I am inclined to say that even after 7 hours of fasting if your blood glucose is 111 mg/dl, you need to take it as a warning sign and start making changes to your lifestyle. To be sure, Iâd advise you to take a fasting blood sugar test for 3â4 consecutive test. If all the readings are... (Read More)
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