You Can Control Your Type 2 Diabetes
Every individual who has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes needs to learn how to manage
diabetes effectively. They need to come up with a personal plan to manage diabetes which includes monitoring blood
sugar levels, choosing the best foods in order to control the blood sugar level, losing weight if
Anyone who has type 2 diabetes knows that staying healthy is all about controlling the blood sugar level within
his or her body.
It involves changing eating habits, becoming more active and taking any necessary medications in order to keep
your blood sugar under control.
You need to understand what your ideal weight range is and how to get there safely.
You need to be partners with your diabetic doctor.
You need to understand the relationship between your disease, the food you eat and the physical activity level
you achieve each day.
Every individual who has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes needs to learn how to manage diabetes
They need to come up with a personal plan to manage diabetes which includes monitoring blood sugar levels,
choosing the best foods in order to control the blood sugar level, losing weight if necessary, and following other
healthy lifestyles that will foster good health including avoiding alcohol consumption and smoking.
Managing your type 2 diabetes means understanding all you can about the disease so that you and your doctor can
be partners in your care.
Partnering with your Diabetes Doctor:
A professional should check your feet at least once a year.
Signs you should watch out for that may signal nerve damage are:
Numbness in your feet
Sharp pain or a painful tingling feeling in your feet
Sores on your feet
Muscle weakness in your legs
A burning feeling in your feet or legs
In males an inability to achieve an erection could be a sign of nerve damage
Vision Problems that may signal diabetic problems:
The retina is very sensitive to light and helps us to be able to see.
In order for you to receive the best diabetic care from your doctor you need to be able to fully participate in
your diabetes management plan.
To do this you need to understand the disease and how weight, eating habits, and physical activity affect your
blood sugar level.
You need to understand why you may need to take medications to control your blood sugar and what relationship
exists between your medications and the foods you consume.
In order for your doctor to be able to effectively advice and direct your care, there needs to be an honest
relationship between you and the doctor.
You need to be totally honest with the doctor regarding your lifestyle and habits, which includes any
recreational drugs, alcohol consumption and smoking.
You can your doctor will design a diabetic plan management program that will be used by you when treating your
The plan will be based on physical exam, test results, and your input.
You will be seeing your doctor on a regular basis. The doctor will rely on not only test and exam results but
also your honest input when deciding any changes to your diabetes management plan.
You can take charge of your type 2 diabetes. You can live with and manage your disease with