I had no fear about DIABETICS until I saw my father go through that extreme level. Who does not have sugar these days? Due to lifestyle, due to the eating habits, due to hereditary. My father too had sugar for the last 15 yrs, which was all ok. Last 2 years i.e, early 2018, it happened, my dad started to have some blackish kind of skin on his leg, around his ankle. It was itchy; it was a bit of pain. He used to get leg massages to reduce the pain. It would relax him.
From time to time he would take his medicines without fail, he quit alcohol. While smoking was his drug. In a year’s time, he started getting small boils, these boils were being treated. It went on for months. One fine day, Doctor stated that we need cut off his 2 leg fingers, it was shocking for us all, as his leg was having boils, which were getting healed. But we never knew that was happening externally. Internally there was something else happening.
Well since there was no choice, we had to agree to this. Operation happened. But then started the worst phase. The leg needed regular literally, daily dressing. It was not possible to do at home, so he was visiting the hospital almost every day. High expenses, pain, medicines it was happening too much.
Now by Dec 2019, the wound never healed, rather his body started changing. He was damn sick during Dec, hence got admitted. Daily dressing, medicines, surgeons visit, hospital expenses all was happening. My Dad had started being angry, frustrated, helpless by now. But we felt happy that the Doctors mentioned that his leg is showing healing signs. But by when it would heal was not assured. Various factors involved his age, his body’s response.
But after some reports, doctors had to send the sample to Bangalore for further checking. And the reports were not what we wanted to hear. The decision was to make to amputate his leg, just below the knee. How shocking it is for me to write, it was much more to listen to. And what my father went through was worse. He was the man who walked with pride, he was our hero who gave us everything, ran, walked for us, and stood by us. But now convincing him to agree to amputate his leg was next to impossible. After a week doctors explained and convinced him, thereafter he agreed. Now we see him in a state which is never imagined.
Why it happened? How it happened? Now it really doesn’t matter. But we have realized just by taking medicines it will not heal. You have to workaround. My dad could not quit his smoking habit, occasionally drinks, and more importantly, he never knew to balance his life.
But now not just I, our family have chosen to help people who are suffering from diabetics. We did not have to go very far. Have started it from my mother, mother-in-law and few other family members.
Few things we have started is, we have handed over them the sugar check and BP check machines which will help them to do their checks at home, easily and conveniently. If they are unable to understand the readings they will click a picture of the readings and will whatsapp our family doctors who will advice further action as required.
Also would love to guide and help people if we come across by sharing our knowledge in this matter.
Few lives never get better after a certain time, but HOPE is that keeps going.
Diabetes is a malady that happens when your blood glucose, likewise called glucose, is excessively high. Blood glucose is your primary wellspring of vitality and originates from the nourishment you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, enables glucose from nourishment to get into your cells to be utilized for vitality. Some of the time your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t utilize insulin well. Glucose at that point remains in your blood and doesn’t arrive at your cells.
After some time, having a lot of glucose in your blood can mess your wellbeing up. In spite of the fact that diabetes has no fix, you can find a way to deal with your diabetes and remain solid.
At times individuals call diabetes “a dash of sugar” or “marginal diabetes.” These terms propose that somebody doesn’t generally have diabetes nor has a less genuine case, however, every instance of diabetes is not kidding.
What Are The Various Types of Diabetes?
The most well-known kinds of diabetes are type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes
On the off chance that you have type 1 diabetes, your body doesn’t make insulin. Your resistant framework assaults and crushes the cells in your pancreas that make insulin. Type 1 diabetes is generally analyzed in youngsters and youthful grown-ups, despite the fact that it can show up at any age. Individuals with type 1 diabetes need to take insulin consistently to remain alive.
Type 2 diabetes
On the off chance that you have type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make or utilize insulin well. You can create type 2 diabetes at any age, in any event, during youth. In any case, this kind of diabetes happens regularly in moderately aged and more seasoned individuals. Type 2 is the most widely recognized kind of diabetes.
Gestational diabetes creates in certain ladies when they are pregnant. More often than not, this kind of diabetes leaves after the child is conceived. In any case, in the event that you’ve had gestational diabetes, you have a more prominent possibility of creating type 2 diabetes further down the road. Some of the time diabetes analyzed during pregnancy is really type 2 diabetes.
Different types of diabetes
Less normal types include monogenic diabetes, which is an acquired type of diabetes, and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes External connects.
How Normal is Diabetes?
Starting in 2015, 30.3 million individuals in the United States, or 9.4 percent of the populace, had diabetes. More than 1 out of 4 of them didn’t realize they had the infection. Diabetes influences 1 out of 4 individuals beyond 65 years old. Around 90-95 percent of cases in grown-ups are type 2 diabetes.1
Effects of Diabetes on Your Health
After some time, high blood glucose prompts issues, for example,
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Eye issues
- Dental disease
- Nerve damage
- Foot issues
5 Easy Ways to Control Your Diabetes
- Exercise daily – Regular exercise can assist you with getting in shape and increment insulin affectability. Expanded insulin affectability implies your cells are better ready to utilize the accessible sugar in your circulation system. Exercise also enables your muscles to utilize glucose for vitality and muscle constriction.
- Take more fiber and less carb –Your body breaks down carbs into sugars (generally glucose), and afterward insulin moves the sugars into cells. At the point when you eat an excessive number of carbs or have issues with insulin work, this procedure comes up short and blood glucose levels rise. Fiber eases back carb processing and sugar retention. Thus, it advances an increasingly steady ascent in glucose levels.
- Control stress levels –Stress can influence your glucose levels. Hormones, for example, glucagon and cortisol are secreted during stress. These hormones cause glucose levels to go up.
- Get enough quality sleep –Getting enough sleep feels incredible and is essential for good wellbeing. Poor sleeping habits and an absence of rest also influence glucose levels and insulin affectability. They can expand hunger and advance weight gain.
- Lose some weight –it’s an easy decision that keeping up a healthy weight will improve your wellbeing and prevent future medical issues. Weight control likewise advances solid glucose levels and has been appeared to decrease your danger of creating diabetes. Indeed, even a 7% decrease in body weight can diminish your danger of creating diabetes by up to 58%, and it appears to work far better than medicines.
At times there are no shortcuts in life. lifestyle change which people talk about nowadays is so true, I really wish people started following it when lifestyle was changing. People used to work hard, do all day work, take a break as required. But then at some point, everything changed it looked like. we hope everyone is educated on health matters, how to balance their life.
Wishing good health, loads of peace as always.