• school girl school girl
    May 03, 2008
    In your opinion, what are the worst things you can do if you're a diabetic? Why?
    school girl school girl
    May 03, 2008

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Kelsey Bonilla
    Health Guide
    May 06, 2008
    Kelsey Bonilla
    Health Guide
    May 03, 2008

    Hi,

     

    This is a broad question, but I'll try to touch on some issues for diabetics.

     

    Diabetics should avoid generally unhealthy activities such as drug use, smoking, excessive drinking, unsafe sex, etc.  Since we already have one knock against us, so to speak, healthwise- it's best to eliminate all preventative health concerns.

     

    On a basic level, diabetics should test their blood often, make healthy food choices, and deliver their insulin or other medication in a timely manner.  Bolusing for all meals and snacks, if you take insulin, is critical.  When people with diabetes don't test their blood, eat high carbohydrate foods regularly, or skip their medication, they begin down a slippery slope that can ultimately lead to devastating complications. 

     

    Was there anything specific you were referring to?  Please feel free to ask about any behaviors you are concerned about.

     

    Thanks,

    Kelsey


FROM OUR COMMUNITY

You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.