Diabetes: the care you must take during confinement


According to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 346 million people have diabetes and that by the year 2030 the number will double if not taken proper precautions. According to the results of the National Survey of Health and Nutrition (ENSANUT) in 2019 presented by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), mentions that in Mexico, 8.6 million people 20 and older report having received a physician diagnosis of diabetes and three out of four mexicans are a problem of overweight or obesity.

Currently, Mexico and the world is experiencing a period differential in many ways, primarily in the health, but also economic and, without a doubt, social. And is that, during this guard-house in which we are living have emerged a host of doubts, concerns, fears and disorders that many never imagined we could experience.

The anxiety of confinement, the fear of contagion, the uncertainty of the economy and the stress of all of the above are just a few examples of what many of us have begun to live from day to day. These are factors that do not favor at all the health and less when you live with a chronic health condition such as diabetes. For this reason, today more than ever it is extremely important to keep glucose levels under control and try to stay calm, for this quarantine, leave us under possible havoc.

According to INEGI, in Mexico, 8.6 million people 20 and older report having received a physician diagnosis of diabetes.

But how to achieve this goal despite the running of the bulls? We speak, exclusive, with Ana Laura Second, an Educator in Diabetes BD Ultra-Fine, who shares with us 5 excellent tips to do this:

Monitoring constant of glucose

It is very important to be aware of how they are glucose levels. With this you can prevent any complication in which it will be necessary to go to a clinic and being exposed to the risk of contagion.

Balanced food and rich in nutrients

Food is one of the things that can be affected during this period. However, it is very important that patients living with diabetes to maintain a diet rich in foods loaded with nutrients and vitamins that boost the immune system –it is important to know the labels–. And although the running of the bulls generate anxiety of eating, you try to respect the normal hours in addition to at all costs, avoid the carbs and sugar-sweetened beverages.

Pharmacological treatment

It is important to consider be prevented, and to prepare a supply of inputs enough already that, under no circumstances, should discontinue the medical treatment. In the case of treatment with insulinyou need to remember that the best always will be to apply it with syringes or needles short and Ultra Fine, and even use those that have 5 bevels at the tip forming a diamond to help make the injection as comfortable and painless as possible.

Perform physical activity

Despite not being able to get out, it is necessary that people living with diabetes stay active any exercise routine at home: by the help of some tutorial, walking from one room to another or going up or down stairs, if there.

Education and reliable information

Staying informed will always be a great tool to maintain control of the diabetes and even more if you learn from it. However, great care must be taken when choosing the source. A great option, especially for this stage, are mobile applications specialized in diabetes as the BD Diabetes Care App. Are digital tools that, without having to leave your home, can provide a great support for the control and care of the disease.

In order to encourage the treatment and re-process more comfortable, the needles of 4mm feature technology PentaPoint, that means 5 bezels or 5 cuts at the tip, forming a diamond. This translates to the patient in a significant reduction of perception into the skin when you enter the needle.

Needles 4mm feature technology PentaPoint, that means 5 bezels or 5 cuts at the tip, forming a diamond helps to reduce the perception on the skin when the needle is inserted.

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The world of the show also features people who suffer from this condition and are very open to express it, because for them it is important to share it with the world so that they are aware of their levels of glucose.

Nick Jonas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was just 13 years of age.

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Halle Berry was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 23.

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Tom Hanks has type 2 diabetes since the age of 36 years.

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So for all those people who are living with this disease already know, that the quarantine is not to stop or minimize the care of your body.