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What does self-management of diabetes entail?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
In brief: Awareness and action
Self-management entails monitoring blood glucose, understanding contribution of diet, exercise and illness, administering appropriate medications to keep blood sugars within well-defined boundaries, recognizing complications, knowing when to call for help.
Your doctor may see you for only a few minutes out of every month so the vast majority of management of diabetes must be done by you at home.

In brief: Awareness and action
Self-management entails monitoring blood glucose, understanding contribution of diet, exercise and illness, administering appropriate medications to keep blood sugars within well-defined boundaries, recognizing complications, knowing when to call for help.
Your doctor may see you for only a few minutes out of every month so the vast majority of management of diabetes must be done by you at home.
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