People with diabetes have high levels of sugar in their blood that can hurt parts of the body. They are often too heavy and have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Here’s what you can do to keep your diabetes under control.

  • Eat proper proportions and don’t eat too many sweets or starches
  • Exercise 20-30 minutes every day
  • Check your blood sugars and write them down to show your doctor
  • Don’t smoke
  • Take your medicines every day

Ask Dr. Harris about the best way to eat, exercise and maintain a healthy weight.
Ask about having an A1c test, having your blood pressure tested, cholesterol levels taken and get an eye exam and foot exam.

If you are taking diabetes medicine and your feel shaky, sweaty, or confused, eat some candy, check your blood sugar and call the doctor right away.