Keeping well with diabetes
By following a diabetes treatment plan, you are trying to keep an even balance of glucose and insulin in the blood at all times. Just like on the ocean, 4-foot waves are fine and normal, but 12-foot waves can mean rough sailing ahead!
Since extremely high or low blood glucose levels are hard on your body, it is important to try to keep your blood glucose levels as even as possible to avoid long-term complications.
Stress and illness
It is important to understand the effects that stress and illness can have on your blood glucose levels and be prepared to handle them effectively.
Finding the right balance of nutrition, exercise, and insulin and/or oral medication is the key to living well with diabetes. Working day-to-day to achieve good blood glucose control is essential to avoid complications.