Diabetes management is about taking an active role in your diabetes and slowing or stopping the progression of the disease. At Fit & Well, MD that includes optimizing both medication AND lifestyle management.
Our diabetes education focuses on self-care behaviors that help individuals learn how to manage their disease and be as healthy as possible. These include:
- Healthy eating
- Being active
- Taking medication
- Healthy coping
- Reducing risks
The goal of diabetes education is to help people with diabetes practice these behaviors every day. This can be difficult but it does work, by helping lower blood sugar (glucose), blood pressure, and cholesterol. Most people with diabetes know self-management is important, but many find it overwhelming. Diabetes education helps by designing a specific plan for each person that includes the tools and support to help make the plan easier to follow.