Archive for May 12th, 2014
A diabetes treatment plan is your strategy to stay on top of your health. Monitoring your blood sugar, tracking and taking drugs are crucial. The directions are given, but they must be carried out to change things. You may have many medical professionals, but you complete the team.
Here are some things you can do to take charge of your health:
- Follow healthy meal plans best for your unique needs
- Keep up with your medications and store them right
- Take your insulin or medications as instructed
- Monitor and test your blood sugar
- Keep good records of your reads
- Share those readings with your doctor or diabetes educator
You have learned the basics about drugs and testing. Now is a good time to ask specific questions about your treatment plan. Make sure you know how things should work. Take steps to change your routine if something is not working right.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) urges those wanting the best chances to avoid complications to adopt treatment plans with “tight control.” Tight control is not easy. Tight diabetes control means keeping your overall blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible.
Tight control efforts may keep you healthy and product for many more years, but you might need help getting it done. Diabetes Management & Supplies offers accredited diabetes education services that can make managing diabetes and other conditions an easier task. For more information on care management needs or to enroll in group or individual sessions, call our Education Department at 1-888-738-7929 or email an educator at email@example.com.