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Taking Care of Your Diabetes

Diabetes often may cause you to develop other health problems with your heart, kidneys, blood flow, feet and eyes. These problems also may lead to foot ulcers and infection.

Taking care of your diabetes will help prevent these health problems mentioned above. This means checking your blood sugar daily, and keeping it between 80 and 120 at all times. This goal often requires a team approach between you, your doctor and your nurse.

Checking your blood sugar every day is critical in order for you to know how it is running. It is very important to eat a healthy, well balanced diet, as recommended by your doctor or nurse. Taking your medicines on time every day will also help you to keep your blood sugar in line. Regular exercise is also a very important part of taking care of your diabetes. If you notice that your blood sugar is higher or lower than it should be, it is important to notify your doctor, so they can help you to get it back under control.

Taking care of your diabetes can sometimes seem a little complicated, but thousands of people with diabetes are able too learn how to live a normal, healthy life. It is important to understand that having diabetes doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to have another piece of birthday cake or an ice cream cone on a hot day. It means learning to balance what you eat, and how much, exercising and taking your medicine in the proper amounts at the proper times. The doctors and nurses at the Wound Center are able to help you find the help you need to learn more about how to live a healthy life with diabetes.