Diabetes

Updated 04 November 2014

Will diabetes change my social or working life?

It shouldn’t change either of these two things. What you need to do is to become vigilant about your blood glucose levels and how certain foods and activities affect you. If you are careful and look after yourself, your working or social life need not change. You might have to reduce your drinking if you are used to having more than one drink a day. It is also important to get to bed at a regular hour, as a lack of sleep can wreak havoc with your insulin levels.

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It shouldn’t change either of these two things. What you need to do is to become vigilant about your blood glucose levels and how certain foods and activities affect you. If you are careful and look after yourself, your working or social life need not change. You might have to reduce your drinking if you are used to having more than one drink a day. It is also important to get to bed at a regular hour, as a lack of sleep can wreak havoc with your insulin levels.
 

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