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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.


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.