Next StepsAdena helps you manage your diabetes
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Finding out that you have diabetes can be intimidating 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 and limit the amount of starch and fat in your diet. But it’s not just about what you eat, it’s about how often. 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 insulin and diabetes medications work in your body and the proper use. You’ll need to test your blood glucose levels regularly, take your medications, and be sure to see your doctor regularly. We make all of that easier by offering you easy access to physicians throughout southern 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 and since many people live with diabetes with few or no symptoms, it can be difficult to know the best course of treatment for you. The American Diabetes Association has developed a personalized and private online diabetes health record to help you track key measures and provide records to your doctor.
Use our resources – Adena offers education and counseling with a certified diabetes educator . You don’t have to go through this alone, we are here to help.
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We offer a variety of departments at our many locations throughout southern Ohio. From primary care to specialty departments; we want to help you get better quicker.
Our facilities are located throughout southern Ohio to make it easier for you to find outstanding and convenient care, close to home.