Diabetes — Management of Type 2 Diabetes
November Health Focus: Week 4
An important goal of diabetes treatment is tight sugar (glucose) control — or keeping your blood glucose level as close to normal as possible.
Self-testing your blood sugar is an important part of caring for your diabetes. Monitoring blood glucose helps to reduce the risk of diabetes complications.
Medication to manage your diabetes is sometimes necessary. Learn about the many medications for treating diabetes and their potential side effects.
Before turning to alternative or complementary therapies to treat type 2 diabetes, talk with your doctor. Do NOT stop your current treatment program and let your physician know what you are considering. Your physician will check for potential side effects that may cause low blood sugar or high blood sugar.
This year give yourself, a friend, or a family member a gift with a healthy twist.
Cook up something simple and healthy!