Persons with diabetes should keep their blood sugar (also called blood glucose) at a healthy level to prevent or slow down diabetes problems. Ask your doctor or diabetes teacher what a healthy blood sugar level is for you.
- Your blood sugar can get too high if you eat too much. If your blood sugar becomes too high, you can get sick.
- Your blood sugar can also go too high if you do not take the right amount of diabetes medicine.
- If your blood sugar stays high, especially for prolonged periods of time, you can get diabetes problems. Problems that can occur include injury to the heart, eye, foot, kidney, and other problems.
- You can also get sick if your blood sugar becomes too low.
How Can I Keep My Blood Sugar at a Healthy Level?
- Eat about the same amounts of food each day.
- Eat your meals and snacks at about the same times each day.
- Do not skip meals or snacks.
- Take your medicines at the same times each day.
- Exercise at about the same times each day.