Type 1 Diabetes
2.3.1 A Day in the Life of a Diabetic
Background of Type 1 Diabetes
Recommended Diet for Type 1 Diabetes
Role of Blood Sugar Monitoring and Adjustments
The main goal of treatment is to keep blood sugar levels in the normal or near-normal range. Checking your blood sugar is one of the best ways to know how well your diabetes treatment plan is working. Continuous glucose monitors have also become popular, especially for people who use an insulin pump.
A healthcare provider will periodically order a laboratory blood test to determine your blood sugar levels. This test gives an overall sense of how blood sugar levels are controlled since it indicates your average blood sugar level of the past two to three months.
Self-blood glucose monitoring allows you to know your blood glucose level at any time and helps prevent the consequences of very high or very low blood sugar. Monitoring also enables tighter blood sugar control, which decreases the long-term risks of diabetic complications.
How does staying fit relate to controlling diabetes?
Some people newly diagnosed with diabetes meet with a dietitian just once, sometimes during a hospitalization for high blood sugar. Just one rushed meeting isn't nearly enough time to learn everything. This will help a lot.
A nutritionist will really help create a dietary plan that will help you.
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