If you have diabetes it is important to control your blood sugars, watch what you eat, stay active and take all your medicines. If you control your blood sugars, you can keep diabetes from damaging your eyes, kidneys and nerves. It is also important for you and your doctor to take care of your blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Taking good care of yourself will also require seeing your doctor and diabetes team regularly
Take Care of Your Diabetes - describes goals, and other important things to do
How to Treat a Low Blood Sugar - instructions on how to treat a low blood sugar (70 or less)
Foot Care - Taking care of your feet is important when caring for your Diabetes
UNC Internal Medicine ADA Diabetes Class Brochure - describes the group class offered in our clinic
Diabetes Visit Summary - record goals and medication changes from a visit with space to record new blood sugar readings
Family Planning and Diabetes - important information about contraception for women 55 years old and younger
Blood Sugar Log Sheets
You can use these log sheets to write down your blood sugars and bring to your next visit.
- Alternating Blood Sugar Log - Use if you take a 70/30 insulin.
- Lunch and Super - This is 3 times a day testing. Use if you take Lantus plus a meal-time insulin.
- Pre and post-meal - This is 2 times a day testing. Use if you take Lantus plus meal-time insulin and want to know how your supper-time sugars are doing.
- Blood Sugar Log (all checks) - Use if you want to test your blood sugar before or after any meal, overnight and write down how much meal-time insulin you are taking.