Why Should I Control My Blood Sugar?
Remember here in 1888 there is very little we could do for diabetes. Most people die at a very young age wishing they had the help you do now.
I don’t mean to scare you but: High blood sugar can lead to problems such as: heart disease, nerve damage, stroke, circulation problems, eye disease and kidney disease. We all know people who have lost limbs, sight, kidneys and their lives from complications of diabetes.
Here are some daily things to do to help prevent some of the above problems you can do the following: follow your diabetes meal plan, exercise, take your medication as prescribed, check your blood sugar, check your feet daily, brush and floss your teeth, find positive ways to cope with stress and don’t smoke, if you do quit!
Every six months get an A1C lab test and see your dentist.
Every year get a cholesterol and blood fat check, dilated eye exam, kidney exam, flu shot and foot exam.
At every office visit please get a foot inspection, and your blood pressure and weight monitored.
Take your blood sugar log and discuss taking a pneumonia shot.
Once again I don’t intend on superseding your doctor’s advice, these are just a few hints. Geri
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