1 out of every 11 Americans has diabetes

There are 29 million Americans currently living with diabetes.
Type You Diabetic Care™ wants you to know you’re not alone.
We’ve got you covered from head to toe to help you live confidently.

TIPS ON LIVING CONFIDENTLY

BEING SICK

  • Have a plan before you get sick. Make sure you have diabetic friendly medicine and consult your doctor about other special precautions.
  • Make sure you stay hydrated when sick. Dehydration can run the risk of raising your blood sugar, so drink plenty of fluids.
  • It can be hard to eat when you are sick, so make sure you have easy to eat foods or meal replacement drinks to ensure you get the nutrients you need.
  • Make sure you check your blood glucose at least 4 times a day.

YOUR EYES

  • Visit your eye doctor regularly to maintain proper eye health and be sure to ask about regular dilated eye exams.
  • Smoking with diabetes causes many complications. Call it quits to keep your eyes, heart and glucose levels healthier.
  • Eating certain foods such as leafy greens and foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for your eye health.
  • Simply wearing sunglasses can help to ease the strain on your eyes.

NUTRIENTS

  • People with diabetes tend to have lower magnesium levels, good food sources for Magnesium are pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, tuna, spinach and oat bran.
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids help to lower triglycerides but do not affect blood glucose control. It can be found in many types of fish and supplements.
  • Vitamins such as Vitamin A, B, C, D, E and K are all important in a diet for someone with diabetes. Combine a healthy diet and multi-vitamins to help get these key nutrients.

YOUR FEET

  • Keep your feet clean and make sure you dry them properly.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that have good coverage of your feet. Look for shoes that allow your feet to breathe and avoid seams on the inside.
  • Moisturize with lotion to avoid dry and cracked feet.
  • Be sure to test water before getting in to make sure it’s not too hot. This will help you avoid accidentally burning your feet.

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