Navigating and Controlling Diabetes: A Complete Guide for a Healthier Life

Managing Diabetes | Health & Wellbeing | INFRA Skills

INFRA Skills presents a guide on Navigating and Controlling Diabetes, highlighting our deep commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially within the infrastructure sector where safety is paramount. A pivotal aspect of this dedication is addressing diabetes, a widespread condition impacting your body’s blood sugar (glucose) utilisation. This guide aims to shed light on understanding and managing diabetes effectively.

Understanding Diabetes:

First and foremost, diabetes, often called a blood sugar disorder, affects the body’s ability to process blood glucose or sugar levels. The hormone insulin, generated by the pancreas, oversees these glucose concentrations. However, for individuals battling this glucose regulation condition, the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or doesn’t harness it efficiently, resulting in high blood sugar levels.

Recognising the Risks:

When navigating and controlling diabetes, the focus lies on cultivating new habits. You can begin by incorporating minor nutrition and physical activity changes. Gradually, these modifications will naturally become a part of your daily routine.

Pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes:

On the other hand, pre-diabetes, sometimes borderline diabetes, is marked by blood sugar readings that exceed the norm but don’t reach the threshold required for a full-fledged diabetes diagnosis. Regrettably, without corrective measures, this preliminary state can evolve into type 2 diabetes within ten years. Fortunately, proactive adjustments in one’s daily habits can prevent or postpone this progression.

Making Lifestyle Changes:

Maintaining balanced sugar levels in the bloodstream depends on lifestyle decisions: embracing a balanced food regimen, committing to regular exercise, ensuring body weight remains in the ideal range, and following prescriptions as directed.

Forming New Habits:

In overseeing blood sugar control, the focus lies on cultivating new habits. You can begin by incorporating small nutrition and physical activity changes. Gradually, these modifications will naturally become a part of your daily routine.

Seeking Support:

If managing diabetes feels overwhelming, don’t hesitate to reach out. In addition to your doctor, consider consulting organisations such as the British Heart Foundation. Similarly, INFRA Skills’ Occupational Health Nurses are on standby to assist, offering counsel, guidance, and valuable resources.


In conclusion, INFRA Skills champions a safe, healthy working environment. Through knowledge, risk awareness, lifestyle adjustments, habit formation, and support, you can master diabetes management, ensuring a secure and health-conscious workplace.


What is diabetes and its effect on the body?

Diabetes disrupts the body’s ability to handle blood glucose. Insulin, produced by the pancreas, balances these levels. Unfortunately, in diabetics, insulin production may be inadequate, or the body may not use it efficiently, leading to high glucose levels.

What risks does diabetes pose?

A: Chronic high glucose can harm arteries, thus heightening cardiovascular and circulatory disease risks. For this reason, effectively managing diabetes is essential.

How does pre-diabetes relate to type 2 diabetes?

Pre-diabetes showcases slightly raised blood sugar levels, not quite reaching the threshold for a diabetes diagnosis. Without proper care, this can evolve into type 2 diabetes in a decade or less. Preventing this transition often requires lifestyle changes.

How does INFRA Skills support diabetes management?

INFRA Skills provides Occupational Health Nurses with guidance. They are equipped to offer advice and resources for effective diabetes management. Moreover, if diabetes becomes challenging, seeking expert guidance, such as from a doctor or established health organisations, is imperative.

At INFRA Skills, we’re passionate about delivering high-quality training and assessments tailored to the infrastructure sector. Our dedicated team is always here to help and guide you. If you have any questions or want to chat about our courses, don’t hesitate to reach out!

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