The Importance of Diabetes Education
Diabetes education, also called diabetes self-management training, gives people with diabetes the knowledge, skills and tools they need to partner with their physician and other health care providers to successfully manage their diabetes and avoid many of the complications associated with the disease. Since 99% of diabetes is self-care, self-management education is crucial. At St. John Providence Health System, we specialize in self-management classes and provide specialists in endocrinology and wound treatment. Our Diabetes Outpatient Education Programs are recognized and certified by the American Diabetes Association.
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Don’t Let Nerve Pain Keep You on the Sidelines
Regular exercise is essential for managing diabetes—even if you have nerve damage due to high blood sugar. Just follow these precautions when you work out.
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Detailed information on special considerations for teenagers with diabetes
Time Your Insulin
If you use insulin to control diabetes, work with your doctor to time your doses so they match your mealtimes, says the American Diabetes Association. Your insulin should peak at the same time blood-glucose levels from your meal peak.