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What does a diabetic have to do to prevent having high blood sugar?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Eat right & exercise: And take medications as directed. Work w/your doc to find affordable medication(s) w/least side effects that won't drop your sugars excessively causing hypoglycemia (bad for your brain). But start by eating healthy. Study low glycemic index foods which have less tendency to spike your sugars. Typically this means non-starchy veggies. Avoid juices but eat fruit. Don't forget your BP & cholesterol.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I prevent high blood sugar emergencies?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Monitor: You should use a glucometer, and check your blood sugar at least once a day. Take your medicines as directed, stay on your diet, and if your blood sugar goes over 160, call your doctor.
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