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Why It’s Important to Manage Your Diabetes

Why It’s Important to Manage Your Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or effectively use the hormone insulin, resulting in high blood sugar levels. Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes.

Some people can manage the condition with lifestyle changes alone, such as eating healthy, maintaining a healthy weight and being more physically active. But you may also need to use oral medications or insulin to help keep your blood glucose in a healthy range.

If you have diabetes, find out how the Deborah Speciality Physicians Diabetes Center can help.  The DSP team includes specially trained physicians, nurses, dietitians and others who provide education and individualized treatment plans for patients to achieve positive outcomes.

It’s important to learn how to effectively manage your diabetes. Doing so can help you feel better on a day-to-day basis and also keeps you healthier overall.

Everyday benefits include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Feeling less tired
  • Improved healing
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Reduced feelings of thirst
  • Decreased need to urinate

You also lower your risk of these diabetes-related health complications:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Kidney damage
  • Eye and vision problems
  • Issues with your teeth and gums
  • Tingling, pain or numbness in your hands or feet

If you’re having trouble managing your diabetes, talk to your doctor.

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