Sharing Responsibility for your Diabetes
(30 March 2015)
- We can all work together to help you get the most out of life
- This involves commitment on both sides - you and us
- We will agree a treatment plan and self - care goals with you
- We will teach you all you need to know about living with diabetes
- We will keep a regular check on your health - you must attend your appointments
- You must take responsibility for your diabetes on a day-to day basis
- You should participate in agreeing your self care goals and treatment pan and take the recommendations made seriously
Managing your diabetes is a partnership between you
and your diabetes team
Your healthcare professional/ nurse/ doctor will provide the following:
A treatment plan and self care goals including:
- A treatment plan suited to you covering healthy eating and living
- Advise on on how and when to take your tablets/ insulin and adusting your does according to your blood glucose targets
- Agreed individual targets for blood glucose control, cholesterol, blood pressure and weight
Ongiong Education- for you and your family covering:
- Access to structured education such as DESMOND - type 2 Diabetes or DAFNE or Foundation Education for Type 1 Diabetes
- How to recognise the signs of low and high blood glucose levels and ketoacidosis and how to manage them
- The possible long term complications of diabetes and thier prevention and treatment
- The Lifestyle cahnges that you may now face, sucjha s employment, insurance and holidays. - See section living with diabetes
Regular Checks on your Health
- We will check your medications, weight, blood glucose, blood pressure, and vision , as well as watching out for any emerging complications or developing problems with your kidneys feet and diet. - Annual Review.
Regular checks on your monitoring
- We will review your self- monitoring tecehnique , results and equipment
Your Role and Responsibilities
You should be commited to:
Taking your treatment plan seriously
- You should be in control of your diabetes on a day - to day basis
- This includes monitoring your blood glucose levels regularly (if advised)
- Being open about your concerns and worries with your care team
- Make a list to discuss next time you see them.
- Letting those around you know that ou have diabetes, this includes your friends and employer
- Learning as mucha as you can about diabetes- use this website to stay informed
- Making the best of your condition startts with Understanding Diabetes
- Following a healthy lifestyle , in line with your treatment plan. This includes helathy eating, controlling your weight, taking regular exercise, not smoking , examining your feet regularly, drinking in moderation and not taking illegal substances.
- Keeping all your appointments with your care team
Tackling our diabetes together
- Knowing what to expect from your care team and knowing how best to manage your own diabetes, makes a big difference to your quality of life.
- Take reponsibility for the day to day of living with diabetes.
- if you have any concerns or questions contact the diabetes sepcialsit nures for a chat.