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“Your diabetes is out of control.’ “You need to control your diabetes.’
Have you ever heard your doctor or nurse say this? What do they mean?
Many people with diabetes think that control refers to self-control or that THEY are out of control. This usually isn’t meant as a judgment of your self-control. Out of control means that the blood sugar is above the target range much of the time, or often goes up or down.
Some things that affect blood sugar are within your control. You make choices about your activity level, taking your medicines and what you eat. Others things are not within your control, such as being sick or how medicines affect you.
Control is measured by the A1c test. This is the blood test with a memory it tells your blood sugar for the last two to three months. It tells you if your medicines, meal and activity plans are working. It is recommended that the A1c be less than 8.0%. In studies, people with diabetes had significantly fewer complications at this level. Every step you take to control your blood sugar lowers your risk for complications.
Here is some information for know more details about Diabetes.
The award-winning “Walgreens Diabetes & You” magazine is available for you.
1) Completely free to view online at walgreendiabetes.com.
2) There is no need to sing up or register online to see the free magazine?
And did you know, November is National Diabetes Month, and free copies of the award-winning “Walgreens Diabetes & You” magazine are now available at the over 8,000 Walgreens locations across the country?
And if you want even more easy-to-read diabetes information visit