Living with Diabetes

Diabetes condition can occur at any age. Fortunately, it is also a well understood condition that can be managed successfully with treatment and some lifestyle changes. If you are diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to not feel disheartened. Take charge immediately by learning more about your condition and work with your healthcare provider to develop an effective management plan that will help you to continue living a normal, healthy and fruitful life. Understanding the importance of monitoring and controlling your blood glucose levels is always a good way to start. Read on for more tips on how you can live successfully with diabetes at any stage of your life:

Important Notice: Information provided is for general background purposes and is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment by a trained professional. You should always consult your physician about any health care questions you may have, especially before trying a new medication, diet, fitness program, or approach to health care issues.

Experts say most people diagnosed with diabetes should try to keep their blood glucose level as close as possible to the level of someone who doesn’t have diabetes. The closer to normal your blood glucose is, the lower your chances are of developing serious health problems.

Your health care team will help you learn how to reach your target blood glucose range. Your main health care providers are your doctor, nurse, diabetes educator, and dietitian.