CALIFORNIA DIABETES FOUNDATION
The Benefits of Controlling Diabetes for Life
Taking control of diabetes has many benefits. Keeping your blood sugar (also called blood glucose) levels in the normal range can make a big difference now and in the future.
In the SHORT RUN, you will:
In the LONG RUN, you will:
An Action Plan for Blood Sugar Control
There are many steps you can take to control your diabetes for life. Follow this three-part action plan to get your blood sugar under control:
Know your blood sugar numbers.
Get a complete picture of
your blood sugar control with the hemoglobin A1c test and the
finger-stick test using a blood glucose meter.
Reach your blood sugar goal.
Make healthy lifestyle choices
with the help of your health care provider.
Keep your blood sugar under
a plan to stick
with your self-care goals and manage setbacks.
California Diabetes Foundation
2275 Huntington Drive, #207
San Marino, CA 91108
*NDEP is a Joint Program of the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention