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Diabetes And The Health Care Team, Ingrid Adams Nov 2010

Diabetes And The Health Care Team, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Diabetes is a disease that affects many parts of the body, such as the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels, heart, legs and feet. As a result, a team approach to taking care of the disease can be very helpful. When a team of individuals works together problems are identified earlier, and it is easier to reduce or prevent diabetes complications.

You, your doctor and family members may be the initial members of your team. Other team members may include a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, diabetes nurse, pharmacist, dentist, eye doctor, foot doctor, social worker and a mental health counselor.

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Monitoring Blood Glucose, Ingrid Adams Nov 2010

Monitoring Blood Glucose, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Blood glucose monitoring lets you know what your blood glucose level is at the time of testing. The reading provides helpful information on how well you are managing your diabetes. Keeping your blood glucose level within the target range set by you and your doctor reduces the risk of diabetes complications. It is important to check your blood glucose regularly so you can see how certain foods, activities and medicine affect your blood glucose level.


Carbohydrate Counting, Ingrid Adams Sep 2010

Carbohydrate Counting, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Carbohydrate (carb) counting is a way of keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates you get from the foods you eat. Carbohydrate counting can help you manage your blood glucose levels.


Understanding Diabetes, Ingrid Adams Jun 2010

Understanding Diabetes, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Diabetes is a disease that affects 180 million people in the world, and this number is expected to double in the next 20 years. A diagnosis of diabetes is not a death sentence, but to remain in good health you must learn all you can about the disease and how to manage it. You need to take ownership of your diabetes and keep blood glucose within a target range that is good for you. Your health care provider can work with you to help you get to your target blood glucose range.


Diabetes And Physical Activity, Ingrid Adams Jun 2010

Diabetes And Physical Activity, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Physical activity plays an important part in the life of a person with diabetes. Being physically active helps you control your blood glucose and blood pressure. Taking part in physical activity provides protection against heart disease and stroke. Research shows that physical activity can even improve a person’s mood and self esteem. In addition, physical activity is an excellent way to control excess weight.


Diabetes And Hemoglobin A1c, Ingrid Adams Jun 2010

Diabetes And Hemoglobin A1c, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Diabetes is often called a “silent disease” because it can cause serious complications without symptoms. A person with diabetes may feel healthy and still have too high a level of blood glucose. It is important to know how well you are managing your blood glucose level. Knowing your Hemoglobin A1C, or average blood glucose, helps you to see how well you are managing your diabetes over time.


Diabetes And High Blood Pressure, Ingrid Adams Jun 2010

Diabetes And High Blood Pressure, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

Did you know?

  • If you have diabetes you are more likely to develop high blood pressure, also known as hypertension.
  • A person with diabetes and hypertension is two to four times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke.
  • If you have diabetes and hypertension, you are more likely to have diabetes complications, such as kidney disease, eye problems that may lead to blindness, and nerve problems.


Diabetes And Cholesterol, Ingrid Adams Jun 2010

Diabetes And Cholesterol, Ingrid Adams

Family and Consumer Sciences Publications

People with diabetes should pay attention to their cholesterol levels because high levels of blood cholesterol can lead to heart disease. People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. When they do, they are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease.