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Living with Diabetes

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Quality of life is an important health outcome measurement in type 2 diabetes mellitus. In addition to medical therapy, social support, health education and psychological care are also required in improving the overall quality of life in diabetic patients.

Living with diabetes requires an individual adhere to lifestyle modifications and adjustments. Although it may seem to be inconvenient, this adjustment is the better alternative for diabetics to manage their condition and to live with a positive sense of well-being than to live on various medications or cumbersome injections.

Body weight management through a strict diabetic diet plan plays a vital role in keeping diabetes in control. Further, education about primary prevention in offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus will improve the awareness about personal risk and will help in reducing DM-related complications.

In type 1 diabetes mellitus, the parents and immediate family members face physical, psychological and social stress. Having a child with diabetes mellitus will affect the parental life satisfaction. Therefore, planned psychological treatment programs in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus and their parents will improve treatment compliance, reduce negative emotions and help in effective coping.

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Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: June 3, 2012