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Diabetes Yearly Planner

Your guide to stay well all year long if you have diabetes

By Nina Nazor 

Diabetes self-care is an ongoing process that requires planning and organization. Grab a calendar, schedule your self-care program and get ready to take care of yourself and achieve good diabetes control.

Daily Care                                                     

Establishing a daily self-care routine is vital for achieving good diabetes control. Blood glucose monitoring, counting carbs, checking your feet, taking your vitamins, taking aspirin and coping with stress, are some of those things that will help you stay well day-by-day. Read the 10 daily tips to live well with diabetes.

Weekly Care

Eating more fish, working out your muscles, reviewing your journal and giving you some treat, are some of the things you should do to help you cope with diabetes each week. Find out more about the weekly things you must do to have diabetes under control.

Monthly Care

Checking your control with your doctor and reviewing your blood pressure readings are some of the things you should do when you have diabetes every month.

Diabetes Care for Every Third Month

Having your glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) checked is a very important part of your control and you should do it every 3 months. Read more about glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c).

Yearly Care

Checking your eyes, visiting the podiatrist, getting a general check up and some other things are part of your yearly duties to keep you stay well while living with diabetes. Take a look at the things you must do once a year to help you control diabetes and prevent complications.

January 3, 2006

Source: Marion j. Franz, MS, RD, LD, CDE. A Core Curriculum for Diabetes Education. American Association of Diabetes Educators. Fifth edition, USA 2003: 67-190.