My Top 25 2010 Quick Reference Tips
For Healthier Eating,Diabetes and Diabetic Care
Diabetics Daily Care
from a fellow diabetic
1.Try to stay calm, being upset spikes your sugar.
2.Test your blood sugar when you are supposed to.
3.Wear cotton or diabetic socks & laclotion on your
4.Walking a little bit each day is good for you, at least
10 minutes up to 30 minutes per day.
5.try to eat well balanced meals each day.
6.Have your eyes checked annually.
7.Check your feet for infections every day.
8.Have your hba1c number tested every 3months.
9.Look for new diabetic recipes and meals to try.
10.Never skip a meal,always have something around 12-15
carbs will help most without spiking your blood sugar way
11.Make sure you refill prescriptions,lancets & testing
12.Drink 8 glasses 8ounces each of water every day. At
least this counts the water you use for taking your
13.Buy shoes one size larger than you need & wide width to
accomodate swelling. Don't buy shoes in the morning. Wear
only comfortable low heel types.
No open toes or open backs.No heels.
14.See your diabetes doctor twice a year.
15.Have a flu shot every year.
16.Always eat at the same time each day if possible.
17.Fix yourself a special diabetic dessert as a treat.
18.Make up ziploc bags of healthy snacks you can have
whenever you need them.
19.Try to keep your blood sugar level between 90 and 140
to feel better.
20.Take your medicine regularly. that's to achieve normal
21.Always always have a snack with you at all times no
matter where you are or what you're doing.
22.Let people you are with know that you are diabetic
incase of an emergency.
23.Relax somehow each day either by resting or using a
massage chair to relieve stress.
24.Eat a healthy snack every 2&1/2 to 3 hours as needed to
maintain your blood sugar levels.
25.Make it a habit to use nonstick cooking spray every day
for everything, it adds no calories and you won't miss