shutterstock_86373349A doctor is your first line of defense in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes.  A doctor can prescribe medications to help you take control of your insulin levels.  If you choose to change your diet and to exercise as part of your treatment regime, it is important to keep your doctor informed of the symptoms you feel as you take steps to manage your diabetes.

You should also keep testing supplies on hand to make sure that your insulin levels remain in line with normal levels.  A glucose meter can help to make sure that your  blood sugar remains normal.  When you are testing your blood, be sure to:

  • Use a clean meter

  • Check that your test strips are not outdated

  • Make sure that your meter is calibrated for your test strips

  • Store your meter and test strips at room temperature

  • Take a sufficiently large sample to test your blood sugar

Diet and exercise are essential  if you hope to manage the effects of diabetes.  A nutritionist can help you develop a healthy meal plan that can help you manage your diabetes symptoms.  It is essential to eat balanced meals and  to regulate your blood sugar levels. Exercise can also help you to take control of your diabetic symptoms.