Diabetes is a condition that requires 24-7 management. There are so many important details that, at times, it can seem overwhelming. Remembering everything you need to do, finding a sustainable balance that works for your life, and successfully managing your condition without losing your mind, can feel nearly impossible. And while many people find they fall into a rhythm over time, it can still be daunting.
But there are things you can do to simplify management. For instance, learning a few tricks can not only simplify things, but can also help take some of the confusion out of your routine. One such trick is the Rule of 15.
In the video below, Registered Nurse Joy Papes describes just how useful the Rule of 15 can be in managing your blood sugar levels, and treating lows. Papes offers simple tips for checking blood sugars, ensuring your keeping the right fast-acting carbohydrates on hand, and keeping your numbers in check.
Take a look, and as always, 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.