Has a doctor told you that you have diabetes? Maybe you’ve lived with it for a long time. Maybe it’s a recent diagnosis. Either way, it’s important to manage your diabetes—even when you feel great.
You can take simple steps now to help prevent major health issues that can come up from diabetes problems. Blindness, kidney failure and amputations are all things you can take action to avoid. Diabetes can be managed in a healthy way!
Here are some tips and guides to help improve your blood sugar and keep you feeling your best for many years to come.
Diabetes program overview
So you’ve joined your Diabetes Management program. Now what? Here is an article that walks you through all the great resources you have at your fingertips!
Intro to diabetes
Learn more about diabetes and how you can manage it. It’s your best way to prevent diabetes from getting worse, and your best way to stay healthy.
Food is one of many factors that can affect your blood sugar. Learn more about what foods to eat and what foods to limit so you can balance your blood sugar.
- Understanding the 3 Main Macronutrients When You Have Diabetes
- The Balanced Plate
- Food Groups
- The Smart Snacking Combo
Exercise plays a big role in your blood sugar patterns. You can improve your blood sugar over time by moving more and sitting less.
- How Much Physical Activity Do You Need?
- How to Sit Less and Move More
- Preventing Hypoglycemia During Exercising
Checking your blood sugar is a great way to see how it can change over time. Find out when and how to check your blood sugar.
- Blood Sugar Monitoring (How, When, and Why)
- Importance of Morning Checks
- Your Guide to A1c
- Your Guide to Meter Accuracy
Meds play a key role in helping your body find a blood sugar balance. Finding the right meds for you and taking them properly can help reduce your need for them later.
In addition to managing your blood sugar, you can take a few other simple steps to keep yourself healthy. Learn how to check for signs of health problems, stop issues from getting worse and prevent problems in the first place.
- Signs That You May Have Neuropathy and How to Manage It
- 10 Steps to Healthier Feet
- Eye Exams: Why You Should Get One and How to Prepare
- Diabetes and Oral Health: Signs and Types of Gum Disease
Learn what to do when your blood sugar is high or low. Then put a plan in place for how to take care of your blood sugar when you’re sick.
- Managing Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
- Managing Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
- How to Manage a Sick Day When You Have Diabetes
- Setting Up Real-Time Coaching Support on Our Secure Website
Managing diabetes is a 24/7 job and can sometimes feel like a lot to handle. Take care of your mind and heart as well as your blood sugar! Find ways to manage stress and cope with your feelings about diabetes.
- 10 Tips for Coping with Diabetes Distress
- 4 Steps to Build Your Best Support Network
- How Deep Breathing Reduces Stress
No matter where you are in your journey with diabetes, we’re here to help! You can check in with a trained coach to help you manage your blood sugar and stay as healthy as possible. Click here to connect with a coach.