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Diabetes

October 27, 2014

Tools to help you manage diabetes

There’s a lot to keep track of when you have diabetes, from blood sugar levels to medications. These tools can help you manage your disease.

Living with diabetes means paying close attention to your blood sugar levels, the right times to take your medication, medical appointments and more. Fortunately, many tools are available from hospitals, associations and dieticians to help you manage your disease; the following are just a few.

Click on a tool below to learn more. These tools should never replace the advice of your family physician.

  • Diabetes log book This personal log book provides you with a place to keep relevant information about your diabetes. Use the personal calendar to keep track of your blood sugar levels, medications and medical tests.
  • Putting it all together: Your diabetes checklist Keeping your diabetes under control can help reduce your risk of complications such as kidney damage, heart disease, foot ulcers and vision problems. Use this handy checklist to help you keep track of what you need to do to manage your diabetes.

The Diabetes Association of Canada has a series of fact sheets and interactive tools that you may also find very helpful: Taking charge of my diabetes.

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