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Managing Diabetes

Get valuable information and tips to help you manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes from Avera’s diabetes and endocrinology experts.

Educate Yourself

Learn about nutrition, exercise, medications, blood glucose monitoring and more when you take advantage of our nationally recognized diabetes self-management program and diabetes-related services.

Check Your Blood Sugar

Find out how well you manage your diabetes. Test your own blood glucose (sugar) and track your readings with Avera’s printable log. Share your records when you visit your doctor to discover what’s working or what might need to change in your daily routine.

Plan Your Diet

Regulate your blood sugar levels more effectively by eating a proper, healthy diet that follows these guidelines:

  • Eat in moderation
  • Eat on a set schedule
  • Include plenty of vegetables, fruits and grains
  • Use sugar, salt and sodium in moderation
  • Avoid foods with high levels of fat, saturated fat and cholesterol

Explore Avera’s nutrition services.

Get Physically Fit

Regular exercise helps you handle the daily aspects of living with diabetes. Check your nearby Avera location for classes that support your efforts to get healthy and stay physically fit.

Manage Your Stress

Managing your stress successfully will keep your blood sugar levels more stable. Join an Avera diabetes support group and learn to live better with diabetes.

Learn To Manage Your Diabetes

Get easy-to-use information to help you manage your diabetes. View our infographic (pdf) to find out what you need to know.

Diabetes infographic

Moving Health Forward

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