Giving you the tools you need to manage your diabetes better.
Making it easier to manage your diabetes
You can stay organized and take an active role in your health — and it’s easier when you have a little help. Find a diabetes educator, sign up for classes, manage diabetes symptoms, get more information on our culinary medicine program, protect your eyes and feet, learn the signs of neuropathy and more.
There’s a lot to remember, so we’ve put it all in one easy spot.
Your diabetes educator (and new best friend)
Your diabetes educator will be your beacon, your cheerleader and your support system, helping you better manage and control your diabetes. They will be there with nutritional counseling to help you make healthy food choices, teaching you about the impact certain foods may have on your blood sugar.
You’ll also learn how to manage any medications you may take, how to check and monitor your blood sugar, and how to respond to too-low or too-high sugar levels.
And although you’re their focus, our team of diabetes educators will also be there for your family. By getting to know you at a personal level, they can teach your loved ones about your condition. Think of them as your coach.
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Learn how to live with diabetes
Through education sessions, you can learn to properly manage your diabetes, whether you have Type 1 or Type 2. You’ll get tips on cooking healthy meals and on controlling your condition. These tools empower you to take charge of your health and live your best life with diabetes.
The food-as-medicine approach
Clinical nutrition is a key part of diabetes management. We’ll teach you how to make better choices when it comes to food. And if you qualify, you can enroll in our Fresh Food Farmacy® program. There, you’ll receive enough fresh, free food to cook your family 2 meals a day for 5 days — 10 meals’ worth in total.
Your bag of nutritious food includes fresh produce, lean meats and fish, whole grains and canned goods. And you’ll get recipes, nutrition coaching and cooking tips, too. Use these valuable tools to eat healthier without breaking the bank.
Take care of your feet
You may not think a lot about your feet. But when you have diabetes, taking care of them is so important. More than half of people with diabetes also have a condition called diabetic neuropathy — nerve damage in the feet and legs caused by diabetes. Neuropathy can cause pain, tingling or numbness, or no symptoms at all.
Neuropathy can lead to sores on the feet that take a long time to heal. It can cause muscle weakness, make it harder for you to feel pain, or make you more sensitive to touch. If the sores aren’t treated, it can lead to infection. Whether you’re living with Type 1 or Type 2, proper diabetic foot care should be at the top of your mind.
Preventing sores on your feet is easy.
- Check your feet daily. Call your doctor if you notice any swelling, redness or wounds.
- Wash your feet daily with soap. Use lotion to keep them soft.
- Wear the right-sized shoes. Avoid shoes that rub — they can lead to blisters, calluses and other foot problems.
- Visit your podiatrist regularly.
Work hard to protect your eyes
Did you know that blurred vision can be one of the first signs of diabetes? Uncontrolled blood sugar can damage the blood vessels in your eyes. That’s why caring for them is so important. Get regular eye exams so you know about problems early on, before damage is done. Other ways you can help protect your eyes:
- Controlling your blood pressure
- Watching your cholesterol
- Monitoring your blood sugar
- Quitting smoking
No matter where you are on your diabetes journey, we’re here with the resources and support you need to live your best life.