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Diabetes FAQ

When you're diagnosed with diabetes, it's natural to have questions. Below are answers to some of the most common questions, but a visit can help answer more detailed questions.

It is best to eat at least 3 meals each day, 4-5 hours apart. Avoid beverages that are high in sugar or carbohydrates and reduce portions of foods that are high in carbohydrate.

Not everyone with diabetes needs to take injections. People with Type 1 are required to take insulin. People with type 2 may be treated with oral medications only, insulin, or both.

This will help you and your doctor determine if your treatment for diabetes is working properly, or needs to be change.

Blood sugar goals; Fasting (about 8 hours since the last food or beverage) = 80-130, 1-2 hours after meals = < 180

Your Primary Care Physician will help you. It is also very beneficial to attend a class that teaches you the numerous skills needed to successfully manage your diabetes.