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Reducing the risks caused by uncontrolled blood sugar
By controlling your blood sugar, you may reduce the risk of diabetes-related long-term complications. Blood sugar control can be an achievable goal when you and your doctor
work together to develop a plan that includes diet, exercise, and medications. The
American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that most people with type 2 diabetes
keep their blood sugar levels
at 70-130 mg/dL before meals or upon waking, and below 180 mg/dL 2 hours after starting
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When blood sugar levels remain uncontrolled, many people experience short-term symptoms of fatigue, thirst, and frequent bathroom breaks. Eventually, long-term complications can arise, such as:
- Vision problems
- Kidney disease
- Nerve damage
- Cardiovascular disease
Did you know?
You can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes-related long-term complications by reducing your A1C level
by just 1 percentage point.
The risk of these complications can be reduced when blood sugar is controlled. That's why it's important to check your blood sugar levels to be sure they are within the ADA-recommended range or at the goals set by your doctor. And, if they’re not, ask your doctor about adjusting your treatment to include
insulin. When added to diet and exercise, insulin is the most effective medication to control blood sugar.
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