When we treat diabetes, it goes without saying, the basic treatment is diet therapy. However there are only a few patients who try to follow this treatment accurately.
To maintain diet therapy effectively, you need to fulfil two requirements: one is to have sufficient information about it and the other is following the treatment exactly.

"I am on a diet, but I do not lose any weight and my blood sugar level has not dropped." is what some patients say. Most of them do not have an accurate knowledge of diet therapy, and they think that are keeping it perfectly.

But their way is far from the true treatment. Sometimes I am disappointed to hear from a patient, who looks as though he understands, but he says, "I have not eaten any sweet food, but my blood sugar level has not gone down."
This misunderstanding occurs because of a lack of explanation from our medical side, so we see the neccesity to educate our patients.

On the other hand, some have a correct knowledge about diabetes, but do not keep to the diet therapy; saying, "Yesterday there was so and so's wedding and I ate too much", or "We had a memorial service and I ate too much", ...etc.

Some patients do not believe in diet therapy at all and stick to their own remedy. They say, "If we continue to eat small amount of food, we will lose our physical strength and die", or "We have lost weight, so we are ok", or "Give me the medicine for diabetes", or "I'm taking such and such's special tea and my blood sugar level is going down, so I don't need any diet treatment."

Among those patient there are some who get angry when we explain about the importance of diet therapy, and others who do not even come to hospital, because they are continually being told about therapy.

Anyway, in order to practice the correct diet therapy, both doctors and patients must make an effort to work together.