Taking good care of your diabetes every day will help keep your blood sugar from going too high or too low. Taking good care of your diabetes every day will also help prevent other health problems that diabetes may cause over the years. This part of the book describes these problems. We tell you about them not to scare you, but so you will know how to try to prevent them from happening.
The first and most important rule in preventing any of these problems is:
Follow your doctor's advice every day about trying to keep your blood sugar in the range that is best for you.
- Eat healthy food every day.
- Get regular exercise.
- Take your diabetes medicine every day.
- Test your blood sugar every day.