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
- Diabetes Guidelines
- 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
- Diabetes Month eating for wellness e-book recipes
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.
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