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Diabetes Self Care Tools

There are many ways to take care of your diabetes and many "tools" you can use to improve your health and prevent diabetes problems. The topics listed below are addressed in a diabetes guide available to patients of the Deaconess Diabetes Center. This guide is only a start. When you learn more about diabetes, it will be easier to take better care of yourself. The more you understand, the more choices you have about when and what to eat, exercise, how to get help, and how you want to live.

The outpatient classes at the Deaconess Diabetes Center provide more detailed information about controlling your diabetes. A physician referral is required for participation in our Outpatient Program. If you believe you could benefit from these services, talk to your doctor. You or your doctor may call the Center at 812/426-9894 to learn more about our classes, support groups and other services.

  Basic Diabetes Self-Care Skills Assessment    Diabetes 
  Oral Antidiabetes Agents   Insulin Tips
  Drawing Up & Giving One Kind of Insulin    Sick Day Guidelines 
  Drawing Up & Mixing Two Insulins    Ketone Testing 
  Signs of Low Blood Glucose    Foot Care 
  Signs of High Blood Glucose    Food Planning 
  Testing Your Blood Sugar    Exercise Guidelines 
  Standards of Medical Care for People With Diabetes    Things to Remember