How can you effectively manage your diabetes without knowing the facts? A key to many diabetes management plans is learning how to count carbohydrates.
When you have diabetes, everything is dependent on your blood glucose levels. As a result of diabetes, your body can no longer manage its own blood glucose level. So that’s your job.
Testing and monitoring your blood glucose allows you to adjust your food intake, medication, overall diet and exercise levels to keep your blood glucose levels as close to normal range as possible.
Depending on the type of diabetes you have and other personal factors, you may be prescribed medication, insulin, or both. They are all ways to manage your levels and stay healthy.
Unfortunately complications do arise from time-to-time; more likely when you don’t manage your blood glucose levels properly. It’s important to know what to look out for and ways to avoid developing complications.