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Do You Have Diabetes?

You Have a Lot on Your Mind Right Now. Don't Forget Your Health!

March 24, 2009

Even now you can help keep your diabetes under control. Take Action!

Do You Have Diabetes?

Keep taking your diabetes medicine

Check your feet every day

  • Check for cuts or red spots
     
  • Check for blisters
     
  • Check for swelling
     

Check your sugar levels 3 or 4 times a day

If your sugar is getting low...

Do You Have Diabetes?

Do ONE of these:

  • Take 2 to 3 blood sugar tablets

OR

  • Drink ½ cup of fruit juice or soda pop

OR

  • Eat 3 to 5 pieces of hard candy
     
Do You Have Diabetes?

Try to eat healthy foods

  • Try to eat foods like fruits, beans and vegetables
     
  • Try NOT to eat too much salt or sugar or fat
     
  • Try NOT to drink alcohol

 

Do You Have Diabetes?

 

 

Ask to see a doctor or nurse to help you with your Diabetes.



  
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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