When you have diabetes, it is important to be properly followed from a medical point of view to avoid serious problems that may occur if you are too careless ...
This medical surveillance makes it possible to verify that diabetes is being treated correctly. It thus makes it possible to prevent complications caused by this disease, and to take charge of them as soon as possible (by the adjustment of dietary provisions and drug treatment).
This surveillance is of course concerned with metabolic parameters, glucose levels in the blood, and other specific dosages to report sugar levels in the body, such as glycated hemoglobin.
But this surveillance also requires attention to other organs and tissues that may be affected by diabetes not very well balanced, such as kidneys, eyes, heart, skin, teeth ... and feet.
Should one have a glycemic reader at home? How often should I consult? What symptoms should worry?
All the answers related to this diabetes surveillance are in this file ... You will find lots of practical advice, as well as the testimony of Marie-Hélène, 52, who discovered her diabetes six years ago.You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? Appointment in our FORUMS Diabetes or A doctor answers you !
Author: Ladane Azernour Bonnefoy.
Expert consultant: Professor Jean-Frédéric Blickle, Department of Internal Medicine, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, University Hospital of Strasbourg.
Last updated: February 2014.