Living with Diabetes

Living with Diabetes

The main objective of Diabetes treatment is to maintain sugar levels as close to normal as possible and to prevent Diabetes-related complications. In Type 1 Diabetes, insulin replacement is the mainstay of treatment.  In Type 2 Diabetes, dietary measures and exercise are sometimes not enough to control blood sugar levels; therefore, treatment with oral and/or injectable anti-diabetic medications and sometimes insulin is necessary.

In order to avoid complications, people with Diabetes need to undergo a comprehensive annual review and examination and be followed closely by their healthcare provider. Moreover, patients who already have complications must have this review more frequently. Also, proper education by a multidisciplinary team composed of the treating physician, nurse, pharmacist, nutritionist, and Diabetes educator is key to improving patient’s adherence to treatment. 

Find out more about:

Diabetes Treatment and Care

Managing Blood Glucose Levels/Monitoring

Diabetes Tests and Checkups

Sport and Fitness

Diabetes and Your Life

Diabetes and Ramadan

Diabetes and Pregnancy

Overcoming Your Fears