How to Establish a Routine for Managing Your Diabetes

diabetes-hands2Successful management of your diabetes requires that you stick to a regular routine. By establishing a routine, you can help to maintain your blood glucose levels at normal ranges and lower the risk of experiencing dramatic changes in your blood glucose levels. Here are some tips to help you establish a routine for managing your diabetes.

 

Understand How Insulin Affects Your Routine

 

When you have meal times, you need to monitor how your blood glucose levels change so that you can figure out the best times to eat a meal and how the insulin you administer will affect your blood glucose levels.

 

Keep track of your meal times and your blood glucose levels so that you can talk with your doctor about any significant changes or problems. Some people may have more flexible options when it comes to choosing meal times than others.

 

Set a Sleep Schedule

 

Getting enough sleep is also important to maintaining your health. Set a particular time to sleep and wake each day and try to stick to your routine as closely as possible.

 

Talk With Your Doctor

 

Your doctor can recommend the best diabetes treatment plan to help you manage your diabetes. Talk with your doctor about any concerns that you may have.

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