Ideas to Control Your Blood Sugar

  • Test Your Blood Sugar. Ask your health care provider when and how often.
  • Keep A record. Keep a record of your blood tests, medicines, and daily events. Review the record with your health care provider.
  • Take your diabetes medicine. Take your diabetes medicine as prescribed.
  • Eat foods to control your blood sugar. See a dietician to create a meal plan that is right for you.
  • Look for alternative sweeteners. Rather than use refined sugar, you may want to consider the bevy of no caloric sweeteners available. Do the research and choose wisely. More on this later.
  • Get regular physical activity. If you have not been active for a while, by all means start slowly. Americans in particular have a quirk of doing everything in excess. If you jump off right away into excessive exercise you will do nothing more than create a burden for yourself and will easily give up. Good activities to start with are swimming, walking, and Tai Chi from a qualified instructor.
  • Check your feet often. Look for cuts, bruises, blisters, red spots, and swelling. It is extremely important to do this as most people being attacked by diabetes loose feeling and circulation in extremities. So if you have a blister, or bruise, etc., you may not even be aware you have it. Call your health care provider immediately about any sores that will not heal.

Tips To Keep In Mind

  • Watch your weight. Stay at a weight that is right for you. Ask your health care provider what you should weigh. Work with a dietician to develop a meal plan to help you stay there and get exercise. Think of water. Still water is dead water, while moving water is alive and able to clean itself.
  • Treat low blood sugar quickly. Use special tablets or gel made of glucose.
  • If you smoke Stop. If you do not smoke, do not start. Talk to your health care provider for ways top stop. You may want to check out the Instant Stop Smoking Method™ created by a former smoker who used it to successfully quit and remain smoke free since 1988 thru today.
  • Learn more about diabetes and diabetes self care. Ask your health care provider to recommend a forward looking dietician and forward looking diabetes educator to help manage the diabetes attacking you. Stay away from "Know it all’s" everyone has something to learn and no one has all the answers, but an open minded forward looking professional will have more workable options for you than a closed minded "Know it all."
  • Seek support from family, and friends. You may also want to join one of the numerous diabetes support groups in your area. Call your local hospital or health department to find a support group. Take part in on line discussions. Try and find a "buddy" who is also being attacked by diabetes for support.

Active Measures

  • Write down your questions. Take them with you to your next visit with your health care provider(s). This includes your doctor, dentist, diabetes educator, and dietician/nutritionist. When you arrive, discuss your questions and get them answered. Make sure you understand the answers.
  • Ask for a hemoglobin A1c test. Have this test done twice a year. Know your results, and know what the results mean.
  • Ask for regular blood pressure checks, cholesterol tests and other blood fat tests.
  • Check your eyes, feet, and kidneys. Eyes, feet, and kidneys should be checked by a health care professional at least once per year. If you have problems do it more often.
  • See your Dentist regularly. Visit your dentist at least twice per year. Tell your dentist that you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Dentists are particularly important for diabetics.

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This information has been gleaned from research and from publications of the National Diabetes Education Program among others.

 

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