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If you have diabetes, the key to overall good health is controlling your daily blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, taking medication such as insulin or diabetes pills is not enough to manage your blood sugar levels when you have kidney disease. Below are recommendations that can help you control your diabetes if you have kidney disease.
1. Follow a diet designed for diabetes and kidney disease management.
2. Designate meal times.
3. Follow the recommended serving sizes.
4. Balance your carbohydrate intake (carbohydrates turn into glucose during digestion).
5. Maintain a healthy weight.
6. Know your numbers when controlling diabetes.
Take control of your diabetes and kidney health
If you have diabetes and kidney disease, it's important to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Although it can be a challenge, there is a lot that you can do to achieve good blood sugar control. Talk with your doctor and dietitian to set your specific health goals. The more you manage your diabetes, the more likely it is that you'll be healthier and feel better.
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