Managing diabetes can be much easier if you understand what is involved and have a set routine for remaining healthy.
By following these general self-management concepts, you can remain healthy and control diabetes.
Avera St. Luke’s Diabetes Self-Management Program includes information on nutrition, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring and more.
Test Your Blood Sugar
By testing your own blood sugar, you can evaluate the effectiveness of your personalized diabetes health plan. Accurate and precise record keeping of your blood sugar helps you and your doctor recognize problems in your daily routine.
Plan Your Diet
You can regulate blood sugar levels more effectively by eating a proper, healthy diet. Some suggestions include:
- Eat in moderation
- Eat on a set schedule
- Include plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole-grain products in your diet
- Use sugar, salt and sodium in moderation
- Avoid/limit high fat, saturated fat and cholesterol in your diet
Get Physically Fit
Becoming and remaining physically fit is a very important aspect of dealing with diabetes.
Manage Your Stress
Managing your stress levels successfully will keep your blood sugar levels more stable. If you have difficulty dealing with situations and complications involved with diabetes, joining our diabetes support group can help.
For more information about our Diabetes Wellness Services, contact us at 605-622-5588.