3J Concept, Easy Tips for Controlling Blood Sugar for Diabetes Patients : Okezone Lifestyle

DIFFERENT with heart disease, cancer, or lung disease attached to the image as a deadly disease. Not so with disease diabetes, which may still be seen by some ordinary people is not a type of deadly disease.

Though you know, in fact in the field diabetes is closely related to death. As stated by Prof. Dr. dr. Ketut Suastika, Sp.PD-KEMD, death from diabetes is the third leading cause of death in the world. Making diabetes can not be underestimated as a disease.

“Diabetes is not a light disease, but a deadly disease or a catastrophic disease,” said Prof. Ketut in a press release on Diabetasol Education on How to Easily Control Blood Sugar in the Pandemic Period, Monday (22/11/2021).

Not only deadly, another terrible fact is that according to data from the International Diabetes Federation in 2020, the number of people with diabetes continues to increase in various countries in the world, including Indonesia. The prevalence of diabetes in Indonesia still reaches 6.2 percent with 10,681,400 cases.

Regarding the Covid-19 pandemic situation that is still ongoing until now. Based on the latest research conducted by the Covid-19 response team in Indonesia, the mortality rate in diabetic patients infected with Covid-19 is 8.3 times higher than in non-diabetic people.

The pandemic conditions with various activity restrictions have hampered collective diabetes management activities, which are usually centered in hospitals. In addition, the situation more at home is mentioned further triggers people with diabetes so it is difficult to control blood sugar and maintain a diet.

In fact, fluctuations in blood sugar levels can cause the body’s immunity to become weak so that it is easy to be exposed to viruses. Therefore, as said Dr. dr. Sony Wibisono, Sp.PD-KEMD, FINASIM in addition to the discipline of carrying out strict health protocols, people with diabetes are required to control their blood sugar with a 3J diet, in order to prevent the risk of complications from Covid-19 infection and reduce mortality.

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“The susceptibility to infection with this virus can be prevented by maintaining disciplined health protocols and maintaining health conditions. The 3J diet, the number of calories consumed each day, the eating schedule, and the type of food consumed need to be continuously considered by people with diabetes,” said Dr. Sonny.

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In addition to the methods above, people with diabetes are also required to regularly exercise 30 minutes a day, take drug therapy and injections.


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