Diabetes Health Center

Diabetes is a serious condition, no matter what type you have. It takes caution, commitment and vigilance in order to properly manage the condition. Once you receive a diagnosis, make sure to speak to your doctor at length and get all of your questions answered. Find out what lifestyle and dietary changes will be required as well as any medications you may need.

Involve the people around you (i.e., friends and family) in your new lifestyle. This may make sticking to healthy habits easier and longer lasting. These healthy, proactive steps are necessary to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other diabetes-related complications.

Ask your doctor to show you how to administer insulin, and pay close attention. You will be solely responsible for managing your insulin and blood sugar levels, and you will need to fully understand how to do so in order to stay healthy.

When starting any new condition, be cautious and keep your eyes open for any new symptoms. Call your doctor right away if you notice sores that are not healing or anything else out of the ordinary.

Review Date: 
August 13, 2012
Last Updated:
September 12, 2014