Living with Diabetes

People who are diagnosed with diabetes not only have to deal with questions about treatment, its monitoring and the possible acute and chronic complications. Rather, they must gradually adapt their lives  to the disease in everyday life. In addition to psychological stress such as anxiety, depression or social consequences, people with diabetes may also experience emergency situations such as severe hypoglycemia. At school, as a student, and during vocational training and working life, people with diabetes face a multitude of questions and often experience social discrimination and disadvantages.


Doctors cannot monitor their patients around the clock. Instead, people with diabetes must learn to manage their disease themselves and to integrate it into their daily lives in the best possible way (empowerment). Structured patient education and practical training are therefore important components of diabetes therapy. Central topics are the individually agreed target plasma glucose levels, a balanced diet, addictive behavior (especially nicotine and alcohol), increase in physical activity and stress management strategies.



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