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What will a diabetes treatment plan guide me in?

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You hold the key to managing your diabetes. Work with your doctor to build a diabetes treatment plan that will guide you in:

Remember: What you do at home every day affects your blood sugar more than what your doctor can do every few months during your checkups.

  • Planning what you eat and following a balanced meal plan
  • Exercising regularly
  • Taking medicine, if prescribed, and closely following the guidelines on how and when to take it
  • Monitoring your blood glucose and blood pressure levels at home
  • Keeping your appointments with your health care providers
  • Getting lab tests when needed

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

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