New to Diabetes
Are you new to diabetes and want to learn more? Welcome! You've come to the right place. In this section, you'll find information about D (diabetes) and how to manage it on a daily basis.
If you still have questions, remember you can always ask your D-team—your diabetes care team.
Your D-team is your diabetes care team. It is made up of anyone who's helping you manage your diabetes and the team is led by you!
Why do I need to check my blood glucose?
Insulin is what your body needs to use the food you eat for energy. It acts like a key for the food to leave your bloodstream and get into your cells.
When blood glucose is too low, it means your body has too much insulin relative to the amount of glucose.
Hyperglycemia occurs when your blood glucose gets higher than your target range.
Having the cold or flu is definitely no fun. If you have diabetes, it can also make your blood glucose levels go crazy
High levels of ketones are not good for your body. When ketone levels get too high, you could develop diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) which can lead to a coma and death.
Don't let anyone tell you that you can't have cake at a birthday party or candy on Halloween just because you have diabetes.
Exercise is not only great for your blood glucose but it's also good for heart, your muscles, your mood, your weight, your confidence, and more.
So you're probably wondering, what am I going to eat now? Am I going to have to go on a "diabetes" diet? The answer is, No!
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