Continuing Education

The following are important items you should learn about:

• Why to control blood glucose levels

• How to control your blood glucose levels through proper eating, physical activity, tablets, and/or insulin

• How to monitor your control with blood or urine tests (self-monitoring) and how to act on the results

• The signs of low and high blood glucose levels and ketosis, how to treat them, and how to prevent them

Coping with and Caring for Diabetes: Education, Insurance, Rights

• Prevention and treatment of long-term complications, including possible damage to eyes, nerves, kidneys, feet, and hardening of the arteries

• How to deal with life-style variations, such as exercise, traveling, and social activities (including alcohol consumption)

• How to handle possible problems with employment, insurance, and driving licenses

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