Coping with Diabetes
Coping with hypos, health emergencies, travel, driving, insulin,
discrimination issues and even making decisions on when and what to
eat, are all part of coping with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Queensland is here to guide and support you along
the path to maximising your health potential.
It is important to have a sick plan in place to help manage your
diabetes during times of illness. You will need to discuss your
sick day plan with your diabetes health care team.
Contact your doctor or diabetes educator
You can't eat normally - you probably still...
While hypoglycaemia occurs when your blood glucose levels drop
(usually below 4.0mmol/L) hyperglycaemia occurs when the levels are
too high (usually above 15mmol/L).
Hypos can be caused by missing a meal, not eating enough
carbohydrates for a given dose of insulin, unplanned...
Where possible, appointments should be scheduled early in the
morning, allowing for minimal disruption to your diabetes
routine. Make sure you take something to eat after the
Preparing for Surgery or procedures
Provided you and your health care team are...
There are a number of complications that can result from
Damage to the large blood vessels
Heart attacks and stroke: having diabetes increases your risk of
having a heart attack or stroke. A family history of heart disease
or stroke, smoking and being physically...
Your ability to cope with your diagnosis will impact on your
overall health. We can't tell you how you'll feel, but we do know
that everyone reacts differently.
Don't isolate yourself
Don't be hard on yourself
Talk to your diabetes health care team and...
If you are going a trip it is essential that you plan your
diabetes management for the duration of the journey.
The travel checklist has been specifically developed to help
people with type 1 diabetes have a safe, fun and hassle-free trip,
whether travelling by plane, train or...
Diabetes Queensland has produced a comprehensive guide for
employees: An Employee's Guide to Diabetes in the Workplace - which
was developed to overcome misconceptions and ignorance around
diabetes in the workplace.
The booklet contains in depth information about your...