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What Are the ABCs of Diabetes?

Whether you’re new to diabetes, have been managing it for years, or simply have a friend or loved one who was diagnosed with the condition, you probably know that it can be incredibly difficult to manage. It requires 24-7 attention, and you have to consider a whole host of outside factors that could potentially affect your numbers– from sleep, to stress, to exercise.

However, there are things you can do to simplify management.

Educating yourself on the ABC’s of diabetes is a fantastic place to start!

What are the ABC’s of diabetes management? We’re glad you asked! The ABC’s are the three things you have to take care of in your approach to self management. ‘A’ is your A1c, ‘B’ is your blood pressure, and ‘C’ is your cholesterol.

Take a look at the video below where you’ll learn why addressing your ABC’s is such an essential part of diabetes management. Once you have these things down, it will go a long way in helping you set up a healthy and achievable routine.

Enjoy, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.