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Diabetes Management

After being diagnosed with diabetes, a patient worked together with his diabetes healthcare team to develop a treatment plan to help him achieve blood glucose levels within his target range.

At first, he felt overwhelmed by the thought of always keeping his blood glucose results within his target range. His healthcare team reassured him that over time, he would learn to recognize patterns in his results and understand why they occur.

Quick Tip:

Frequently checking your blood glucose levels and writing down the results in your log book can help you to identify patterns and trends of too high or too low blood glucose levels.

People with diabetes are at higher risk of serious health complications.

People with type 1 diabetes do not produce any insulin, so they are required to administer insulin to control blood glucose levels.

Quick Tip:

Some insulin pens are designed to require a specific type of insulin, others will use any type or mixture of insulin.

People with type 2 diabetes taking oral medications may require insulin to help them achieve their target blood glucose goals.

Quick Tip:

A consensus of diabetes healthcare professionals recommends that people with type 2 diabetes on oral medications should monitor their blood glucose levels as often as needed to achieve target blood glucose levels.

The recently diagnosed patient’s healthcare team determined the target range for his blood glucose levels, his treatment plan and how often he should test.

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