Diabetes Management

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What is Diabetes Management?

Diabetes management is the ongoing process of keeping your blood sugar levels within a healthy range. This reduces the risk of complications and helps you feel your best.

The Importance of Blood Sugar Control

Chronically high blood sugar levels can damage your nerves, blood vessels, and organs. By managing your blood sugar, you significantly reduce the risk of:

  • Heart
  • disease
  • Stroke
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Kidney disease
  • Eye problems (retinopathy)
  • Foot problems

The Pillars of Diabetes Management

  • Healthy Eating: A balanced diet is key. Focus on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Limit processed foods, sugary drinks, and unhealthy fats.
  • Regular Exercise: Physical activity helps your body use insulin more effectively and lowers blood sugar levels. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
  • Weight Management: If you're overweight or obese, losing even a small amount of weight can significantly improve blood sugar control.
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring: Regularly checking your blood sugar levels helps you understand how your body reacts to food, exercise, and medication.
  • Medications (if prescribed): Taking your medications as directed by your doctor is crucial for managing blood sugar levels.

By incorporating these key elements into your daily routine, you can effectively manage your diabetes and prevent complications.

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