Diabetes and blood sugar management

Blood sugars that are higher than normal are damaging to blood vessels, thereby contributing to complications. High blood sugars also contribute to high blood pressure and to abnormal lipid levels. It is very important to manage blood sugars to keep them in the target range.

A diabetes educator can help people with diabetes learn to use exercise, healthy eating, weight loss if needed, and medications to control blood sugars. Find a diabetes education program near you.