Just Diagnosed With Diabetes?
5 Things You Can Do Right Now!
- Stop drinking fruit juice and regular pop.
- Use the Quick Check for a Healthy Plate.
- Increase your activity level – walking is a great way to start.
- Get a glucose monitor at your pharmacy to check blood glucose levels.
- Ask you doctor to refer you one of the Niagara Region Diabetes Education Programs so you can learn how to look after diabetes.
Remember: Small Changes Bring Big Rewards
Do You Know Your Numbers?
- A1c is an important blood test showing the average blood glucose level over about three months.
- Blood pressure and blood Cholesterol are other important numbers in diabetes management.
- If you don’t know these numbers, you can call the diabetes education programs in your community for some education.
Need More Information About Diabetes?
- Diagnosis of Diabetes
- Recommended Targets for Control of Blood Glucose
- Guide to Healthy Living with Diabetes
- Guidelines for Driving if you have Diabetes
- Quick Check for a Healthy Plate
- Picture Your Portion Size
- Recommended Cookbooks
Call your Doctor if you…
- Have a blood sugar level of 14 mmol/L or more, with or without ketones.
- Are sick for more than 24 hours
- Have an unexplained or frequent low blood glucose level
If you cannot get ahold of your doctor and are ill, go to the Emergency Room.
Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Care Guide
Stand Up to Diabetes: Tools & Fact Sheets
Dietitians of Canada