Health Tip: Take Control of Your Diabetes02/18/11
(HealthDay News) -- Keeping your blood glucose levels as close
to normal as possible can help prevent complications of
But how do you get started?
The American Diabetes Association offers these suggestions:
- Make changes gradually, rather than trying to do everything at
once. Start with a single change, such as checking your blood sugar
- Take an honest look at how you're coping with being diabetic,
and deal with any issues such as anger or depression.
- Be realistic about what you can accomplish, and understand that
you can't always have perfect blood sugar. With practice, you can
learn to administer the right insulin dose for different
- If the demands of the disease get overwhelming, allow yourself
a small break from the new routine, then start again as quickly as
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