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Living Well with Diabetes

Table of Contents Chapter 1: You Can Live Well With Diabetes! .4 What is Diabetes? . 4 Know Your Goal Numbers . 5 Understanding Diabetes . 7 Why High Blood Glucose Is a Problem . 9 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk .10 Reducing Your Risk of Complications . 11 Adjusting to Life With Diabetes .14 Get Support! .15 You’re In Charge . 16 Chapter 2: Monitoring Your Blood Glucose . 17 Checking Blood Glucose . 18 How the A1C Test Helps .20 Treating High and Low Blood Glucose . 21 Make Checking a Priority . 22 Chapter 3: Creating a Meal Plan . 23 Setting Healthy Eating Goals . 24 How Carbohydrates Affect Blood Glucose . 26 Learn About Carb Counting . 27 Carb Counting Quick Reference .27 Planning Your Meals . 28 Eating Away From Home . 30 Notes for Family and Friends . 32 This workbook is not intended as a substitute for provider medical care. Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem. ©2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 StayWell, LLC. www.staywell.com 800-333-3032 All rights reserved. Made in the USA. Chapter 4: Adding Activity to Your Life . 33 Getting Active . 34 Sticking With It .36 Overcoming Roadblocks . 38 Chapter 5: Taking Medication . 39 Taking Medication for Diabetes .40 Learning About Injections . 42 Medications for Blood Pressure and Cholesterol .43 Managing Your Medications . 44 Adjusting to a Medication Routine . 46 Chapter 6: Maintaining Your Overall Health . 47 Your Emotional Health . 48 Your Physical Health . 51 Diabetes and Intimacy . 54 When You’re on the Road . 55 When You’re Sick . 56 Notes for Family and Friends . 58 My Diabetes Tool Kit . 59 Glossary of Terms .60 Resources . 62


Living Well with Diabetes
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