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Living with Diabetes

At TriHealth, we know living with diabetes is an everyday challenge, filled with questions and uncertainty. We want to help you manage your diabetes and keep you living an active, healthy lifestyle.

Diabetes and Hospitalization

If you are going into the hospital, you can expect changes in your glucose readings and changes to your diabetic medications while you are in the hospital.

Diabetes and Sick Days

Regardless of the season, you should have a plan in place for sick-day management.

Diabetes and Stress

There are many ways to cope with stressful situations in your life, such as being diagnosed with Diabetes. Here are a few of the things to do in order to cope in a healthy way.

Diabetes and Your Doctor

When you have diabetes, there is a whole team of people who can help you understand your doctor’s orders. The members of your team are your doctor, nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, and YOU.

Diet and Diabetes

What you eat has a major impact on your diabetic health. Learn more about foods that won't spike your blood sugar.

Fitness and Diabetes

Anyone starting a new exercise program should check with their physician first. For a person with diabetes it is even more important.

Goal Setting

Setting goals can help you focus as you make changes to manage diabetes and live a healthier life. Start by choosing a personal health goal important to you.

Make your goal S.M.A.R.T.

  • S - Specific - Have details about why, what, where, when.
  • M - Measurable - How will you measure or track your progress?
  • A - Attainable - Will this fit into your daily life? Plan ahead to overcome obstacles.
  • R - Realistic - How will you benefit from meeting this goal and is it doable for you?
  • T - Time based - Decide on a time frame. Consider a step-by-step approach.

Remember, making changes is not always easy but each step you take brings you closer to successful diabetes self-management and a healthier life. Celebrate your success!

Managing Diabetes at Work

diabetes and how to control your blood sugar levels, the better off you will be.

Managing Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is a concern for people with diabetes. Diabetes medication increases the risk to have low blood sugars and those who take insulin are at the greatest risk for low blood sugars.

Traveling and Diabetes

Your diabetes goes with you when you travel so why not continue your good control while you are gone to make the trip safe and less stressful.

In a medical emergency, call 911.