How to avoid diabetes complications

How to avoid diabetes complications

If you have diabetes, it is important to know all of the complications that can develop if you don’t keep your blood sugar in check.

Below are some tips to help you lessen your chances of having kidney, eye, heart, nerve and brain problems down the road. 

  • Do a daily check of your feet for cuts, sores, blisters and wounds
  • Do light exercise, such as walking for 30 minutes, most days of the week
  • Eat a healthy diet full of vegetables, low-fat milk and meats that are not fried
  • Take your diabetes medicines and check your blood sugar, as prescribed
  • Check your Hemoglobin A1c based on the recommendation from your healthcare provider
  • Know your blood pressure reading every time you go see your healthcare provider so you can know if it’s too high or too low
  • At your annual appointment, get your cholesterol and kidneys checked
  • Get your eyes checked once a year
  • Go to the dentist for a regular checkup twice a year
  • Stop smoking

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