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Diabetes is all about blood sugar and insulin. When blood sugar levels get out of control, it opens the door to serious diseases and organ damage throughout your body. Health issues like eye, nerve, kidney and heart problems can start happening without you knowing it. But you can lower your chance of having complications.
Careful diabetes management means keeping up with needed tests. They can save you from much bigger problems later. Work with your doctor to monitor your A1C, blood pressure, kidney function and more.
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People with diabetes can also protect their health by making good choices when it comes to what they eat and how much they move, and by taking their medicine even when they feel good, says the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
To stay healthy while managing diabetes:
While diabetes can’t be cured, you can take steps to manage it. Working closely with your doctor can lower its impact on your health and life. Be sure to let your doctor know about any changes with your health.
A longer, better quality life is worth the effort.
You can also partner with a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist to support your efforts in managing your diabetes. Learn more here: https://www.cbdce.org/living-with-diabetes. Find a CDCES: https://www.cbdce.org/locate. (Disclaimer: I do work for the organization, but wanted to share the information as it's good to know these committed health professionals are out there and can help.)
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