The Four-Step Path
- Jun 28, 2023
After being diagnosed with diabetes, a particular patient felt overwhelmed. His healthcare team explained that there are four areas he needs to understand and focus on:
By focusing on these areas, the newly diagnosed person was able to manage his diabetes.
Checking your blood glucose levels is an important part of a diabetes management plan. Regular self-monitoring provides information about how your daily management plan is working to control blood glucose levels.
- It’s important to realize that you are not alone when it comes to a diagnosis of diabetes. According to the CDC, 23.1 million people in the U.S. were diagnosed with diabetes in 2017!
- Most people learning that they have diabetes experience a range of emotions, starting with denial and also including fear, guilt, anger, confusion, and depression.
- Work hard to keep your blood glucose levels as close to normal as possible. When blood glucose levels are high, they can lead to mood changes that can result in depression.