World Diabetes Day
Diabetes is a medical condition that affects blood sugar levels.
Physical activity and Diabetes
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do to live well with your diabetes. Physical activity can also help to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes from developing.
Being active is great for making you feel better. It can strengthen your bones, reduce stress and anxiety levels and help the body to use insulin more efficiently.
Did you know? tmactive offers a highly successful Referral Programme, through a combination of prescribed exercise, lifestyle and dietary advice to support local people. The Exercise Referral Programme aims to assist individuals to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and improve their health.
NHS England Diabetes- Diabetes prevention, treatment and care programmes. Digital innovations in diabetes.
Diabetets UK- The largest charity focused on diabetes research in the UK.
A diabetic emergency usually happens when the person's blood sugar level becomes too low. Signs and symptoms may vary but often they may be hungry, clammy and sweaty, drowsy or confused, weak or feeling faint.
There are 3.9 million people living with diabetes in the UK**- British Red Cross
Would you be able to help someone having a diabetic emergency?
Steps to take
1. Give them a non-diet sweet drink or something sweet to eat- giving them something sugary will help raise their blood sugar levels and so improve their bodily function.
2. Stay with them to make sure they respond to the sugar- as they start to recover give them more sugar. Help them to rest until they feel better.
3. If there is no improvement, call 999 for emergency help.