Insulin Therapy and You Tips
There are different types of insulin and each may have its own timing schedule. For example, rapid-acting insulin generally works best when taken either 15 minutes before you eat or right after eating a meal. Always make sure you follow your healthcare providers instructions.
Next: Know Your Numbers
Keep a record of your results. Look for times when your blood glucose is often too high or too low. Talk about your results with your healthcare team at each visit. Ask what you can do when your glucose is out of your target range.
Next: Diabetes Food Pyramid
Foods from the starches, fruits, vegetables, and milk groups are highest in carbohydrates. They affect your blood glucose levels the most. Talk with your healthcare provider about how to make a meal plan that fits the way you usually eat, your daily routine, and your diabetes medicines.
Next: Carb Counting
Counting carbs is easier when food labels are available. Two key facts to look for -- serving size and total carb amount. Compare the amount of carbs you can eat to the amount of carbs per serving to determine if this food choice is good for you.
Next: Blood Glucose Target
Talk with your healthcare provider about your target levels. Ask how often you should check your blood glucose. Keeping a diary of your blood glucose levels is helpful in identifying problems with your plan. Share your diary with your healthcare provider.
Next: Mealtime Insulin
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