The aim is to prevent the negative effects / damage of diabetes on organs and to improve the quality of life by keeping blood sugar within normal limits. When diabetes is not well controlled, it can damage all organs in the body. On the one hand, it affects the eyes, kidneys and nerves by disrupting the structure of blood vessels; On the other hand, it can cause premature death due to heart disease or stroke. Diabetes is one of the most important causes of blindness, kidney failure, dementia and foot problems. Keeping blood glucose within normal limits can prevent or at least delay the occurrence of complications.
In a long-term follow-up study of individuals with type 2 diabetes, it has been shown that there is a risk reduction.
In half of the diabetes patients with pre-diagnosed (known) diabetes in our country, blood sugar is not under control.
Patients with Previously Diagnosed Diabetes
It is recommended that every diabetic who is diagnosed should consult his family doctor or the Clinic of Internal Medicine or Endocrinology, where he / she is followed up, every 3 months, & nbsp; 4 times a year & nbsp; , even if they do not have any health problems.
There are four golden rules of healthy living for people with diabetes:
- Healthy nutrition
- Adequate and regular physical activity
- Medical care and self-control
- Balanced and regular social life