Knowledge, monitoring blood glucose, making healthy food choices, being physically active, and medications will help you control your diabetes, so it doesn’t control you.
Ask questions when you visit members of your diabetes team. They are a great resource for diabetes-related information. Diabetes programs, either hospital- or community- based, offer a wealth of information and are available in most regions in Canada. A physician or nurse practitioner’s referral is not always required to attend a diabetes program.
No matter which types of resources you use, remember to make sure the information is from a reliable source. Keep current with the standards of diabetes care and newest research by attending a diabetes update and keep in touch with current news by joining the Canadian Diabetes Association at diabetes.ca.