STAYING ON TRACK

Your diabetes has changed. What now?

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It’s true: The diabetes you had yesterday may be different from the diabetes you’ll have tomorrow.

It feels like you’re doing everything right—and still your diabetes has changed over time. Frustrating. But does that mean it’s getting worse? Not necessarily. It may just mean your body has different needs.

So, what’s your next step? Let’s test your diabetes IQ:

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Even though you eat well and exercise, your doctor may still want you to:

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All of the above. That means you have lots of options for staying on track.

Change can be good

In a way, a diabetes care plan is just like you: It can change over time. The trick is to roll with the punches and make the adjustments needed to manage both your diabetes and your long‑term health.

But you don’t have to do it alone. Your diabetes care teamDiabetes care teamYour diabetes care team may include a primary care doctor, a diabetes and hormone doctor (endocrinologist), a registered nurse, a diabetes educator, a dietitian, a heart doctor (cardiologist), a foot doctor (podiatrist), an eye doctor (ophthalmologist/optometrist), a kidney doctor (nephrologist), a dentist, a pharmacist, and a mental health professional. is there for you every step of the way. Just reach out when you have any questions.

Today, millions of people just like you manage their blood glucose with medicines, along with healthy eating, physical activity, and tracking their blood glucose levels. You can do this! 

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