Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
We love a little good luck, now and again. But, when it comes to diabetes management, we don’t believe in luck. It’s all about preparation and determination. Don’t leave your health and well-being to chance, give it your best.
How do you do that? Here’s 4 ways to take the luck out of diabetes management.
1. Visit your doctor regularly and get your blood checked to know your A1C. Don’t skip visits if you haven’t been compliant. Use the upcoming visit as motivation to try harder.
2. Check your blood sugar as often as recommended by your doctor. If you are on a CGM, this is easier, but you still need to check in with the system often to see if you are where you need to be. Don’t sit back and wait for alerts and alarms.
3. Watch what you drink. Diabetics should consume lots of water. At least, the recommended eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day. Avoid soda, juice or any other high sugar, high carb drink.
4. Get out and MOVE. Exercise at the gym, at home, or running errands. Park the farthest away from the store. Take the stairs. Take advantage of any opportunity to get your heart and body moving, which will have a positive impact on your blood sugar levels.
Share your tips with us in the comments below. Good luck!