10 Tips for Managing Diabetes

Monitor your blood-glucose levels every day.
Some people resist checking their blood-sugar levels, but daily monitoring really is the only way to know if they are under control. Foods, activity level, medications, illness, and even stress can affect blood glucose. Unless you check, you might not know whether your levels are holding steady or spiraling out of control. Ask your doctor how often you need to check — and what to do if your blood glucose readings are abnormal.