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Your diabetes diagnosis probably left you feeling confused and overwhelmed. You may be having trouble concentrating on learning all the things you have to do to follow your diabetes care plan. Maybe you're thinking, "How will I ever be able to stick to the diet?" or "I can't give myself an injection!" or "I pass out when I see blood -- I can't do a blood test! " And you're probably wondering, "What will diabetes do to me?"
All of these things have been said by people who are now living successfully with their diabetes. How did they do it? By taking one day at a time
and learning all they could each day. The more you know about diabetes and your self-care plan, the less frightened you will be.
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.