Diabetes Management

Next Steps: Adena helps you manage your diabetes

Finding out that you have diabetes can be scary news, but there are many things you can do to manage your diabetes and live a long and healthy life. Your Adena team of experts will be with you every step of the way to answer questions, give suggestions and track your progress. So where do you start?

Learn how to eat – Eat well balanced meals that include fruit and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and non-fat dairy items.  Do not drink regular pop, sweet tea, juice and other drinks that contain sugar. Spacing your meals evenly throughout the day can help stabilize your blood glucose level. Adena diabetes educators and nutritionists will help you understand how your diet affects your diabetes.

Exercise regularly – It’s recommended to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. If you want to lose weight, you should do more.

Follow doctor’s orders – It’s very important to learn how to take your insulin and diabetes medications. It’s also very important to understand how they work in your body. You’ll need to test your blood sugar levels regularly, take your medications, and be sure to see your doctor regularly. Adena makes all of that easier by offering you easy access to physicians throughout south central Ohio and offering you online access to your medical records through the ‘My Adena’ patient portal.

Track how you feel – There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to treating diabetes. Keep a daily record of your blood sugars, medications, and how you feel. You can share this with your doctor at appointments, and it will help to better guide your care.

Use our resources – You don’t have to go through this alone-we are here to help. Adena offers education and counseling with a certified diabetes educator and dietitians.

Need help finding a Primary Care Provider to help manage your diabetes? Search online or call 740-779-FIND (3463).


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