Keep your blood sugar levels in the target range. It’s important to know whether your levels are high or low, and to understand how diet, exercise and taking medication affect these levels.
Discuss how often you should measure your blood sugar levels with your doctor. This can help your diabetes healthcare team make informed decisions about whether your medications, diet or activity levels need to be adjusted.
Know that uncontrolled blood sugar levels are a red flag. Controlling your blood sugar alone may not be enough. But there are medications that – along with diet and exercise – have been proven to lower the risk of dying from problems related to your heart and blood vessels.
Feel confident you're getting the most out of your next doctor's appointment by preparing ahead of time. Use this guide as a cheat sheet to help organize your thoughts and questions.
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