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You were likely given a lot of information about what you need to do to manage your diabetes.

Use this section to help you remember the answers to some common questions you may have about living with diabetes.

If you have diabetes, you were likely given a lot of information about what you need to do to manage this disease. You may not remember everything that was said to you. There is a lot of information to know and put into action.

You may have questions such as:

  • How did my doctor find out I have diabetes?
  • Are my family members at risk for diabetes?
  • How does diabetes impact my body?
  • How do I know if my diabetes is well controlled?
  • Why do I need to know what my blood pressure is?
  • Why do I need to know what my cholesterol levels are?
  • What do my diabetes medicines do?
  • How do I manage low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)?
  • How do I manage high blood sugar when I’m ill?

Find answers to some of these questions by reading this section.

It is important for you to know why you need to manage your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. Knowing this information will help you take control of your health and manage your diabetes.

Use this website to help you get active, eat healthy and feel well. These changes will help you manage your diabetes and increase your quality of life.

Last Reviewed: 10/16/2016