managing diabetes
Managing Diabetes

Diabetes management involves a multi-faceted approach of which blood glucose control is an important but part but by no means the only part.

We look at each of the factors which you, together with support from your health team, should aim to keep in control of.

Managing Diabetes & Blood glucose control

Controlling or ‘managing’ blood glucose is the cornerstone of diabetes management. Research has shown that prolonged periods of higher than normal blood glucose levels can lead to the development of a number of health conditions referred to as long-term complications of diabetes.

There are a number of methods that can be used to help you keep your blood glucose levels in check:

  • Home monitoring of blood glucose levels
  • Regular HbA1c tests
  • Diabetes education
  • Advice from your diabetes health team
  • Diabetes medication
  • Diet
  • Exercise