Diabetes management refers to dealing with short term diabetes events like high and low blood sugar and controlling it over the long term and preventing its consequences. While many diseases can be effectively managed by drug therapy or lifestyle adjustment, diabetes management relies on a more comprehensive approach to staying healthy.
This is a 4 step approach, and not only helps diabetics maintain good sugar control, but also reduces risk of diabetic complications that progress rapidly with poor sugar control.
The 4 steps are:
- Diabetes diet management
- Physical activity
- Drug therapy
- Self-monitoring of blood glucose level