Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes can be scary. But with the help from some apps, you can make living with diabetes a little more manageable.
Being diagnosed with diabetes may feel like a shock and a low blow. You have sugar highs and lows to worry about, and you have to worry about what you are eating and how it will affect your sugar level. You probably have many questions and emotions going through you, and you may feel very alone.
That's why one of the best things that you can do when you are diagnosed with diabetes is to join a group or two on an app like Facebook. This can help you connect with other diabetics who went through or are going through the same thing you are going through.
The next thing that you want to do is to is keep a diary. Not only can this help you with sorting out your feelings, but it can help you keep track of your blood sugar highs and lows. It also is a good idea to track what you are eating, so you know how it affects your blood sugar. You may feel angry, sad, and scared. These are all normal feelings. Writing your feelings down can be very therapeutic and help you greatly.
Finally, one of the biggest things you will have to adjust is how you eat. You want to cut back on your carbs or make sure that you are eating protein with your carbs to slow the absorption. I know that when my dad, who has Type 2 diabetes, has pasta or pizza or something without protein, it drives his sugar up, and then it plummets. Protein will help slow this and can help you avoid going low in blood sugar. But the good news is that there are a lot of tasty and healthy recipes out there to try.
Keep in mind that what is said in this should not be taken as medical advice. These are just some ways that apps can help you as a newly diagnosed diabetics. Make sure that you talk to your doctor and follow their advice to increase your life span.
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