Healthy Living

Taking Control of Diabetes

Diabetes management can easily be overlooked

Doctors have developed a more tolerant attitude towards the individuals who wish to understand their condition more intimately. There are some facets of diabetes that warrant more attention than others. For instance, “controlling blood glucose levels is often the primary focus of diabetes care, but it should not be the only focus. That’s because people with diabetes have a high risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke, so reducing that risk — by controlling blood pressure, controlling blood cholesterol, using aspirin when appropriate, and avoiding tobacco — is important, too.” Some of the largest dangers of living independently with diabetes are overlooked, simply as a result of negligence on the part of the less concerned patients.