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Diabetes in a nutshell

Diabetes management

Diabetes can be managed successfully by eating well, exercising, and managing stress.   Although diabetes cannot be cured, keep in mind the "M's" of control:
  • Monitor blood sugars
  • Meal plan balance and timing
  • Manage stress
  • Move the body (activity and exercise)
  • Medications when needed (including insulin)

It is important to observe the following guidelines:

  1. Maintain the prescribed diet as outlined by a physician and dietitian
  2. Maintain an exercise program
  3. Check blood sugar faithfully, especially when ill
  4. Check urine for ketones when blood sugar is 250 mg/dl or higher
  5. Always take the prescribed amount of medication, unless your physician instructs otherwise
  6. Seek medical care when ill or for treatment of any infection
Diabetes in a nutshell