Your Treatment Plan Can Help You Manage Your Diabetes
Your health care team can help you create a diabetes management plan to help you reach your treatment goals. Your goals may be different from someone else with diabetes.
Your diabetes management plan may include
Things to do to keep track of your treatment
How do I know if my treatment plan is working?
- You can track your treatment plan yourself. Get started with the blood sugar tracker now.
- Your health care team may also help you keep track of your treatment goals. They may make changes to your plan if they are needed.
- Your health care team may give you tests to see if your diabetes treatment plan is working. Tests can also find problems you may not know about.
Tips to help you follow your diabetes treatment plan
After you create a treatment plan with your health care team, you have to follow it. This may help lower the risk of other diabetes-related health problems.
Here are a few tips to help you stay on your treatment plan:
- Take your medicines as prescribed.
- Follow any special instructions. There may be foods or drinks you should not have while taking a certain medicine.
- Check your blood sugar level as directed by your health care team.
- Keep track of your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol numbers. Ask your health care provider for tools to help you.
- Get the tests that your health care provider says you need.
- If your health care provider refers you to a specialist, make an appointment with the specialist.
- Follow your diet and exercise plans.
You should call your health care provider at any time if
- Your symptoms get worse
- You have problems with your medicine
- You had tests and do not get the results