Managing Diabetes: It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It
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Managing your diabetes every day is not easy, but it’s worth it.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
People who keep their blood sugar as close to normal as possible after being diagnosed with diabetes have fewer problems with their eyes, nerves, and kidneys. And they have fewer heart attacks later in life.
Your A1C measures your blood sugar over time. Most people who have just been diagnosed with diabetes should aim for an A1C of less than 7. But, if you’ve had diabetes for a long time, have other health problems, or problems with low blood sugar, your A1C target may be higher than 7.
Talk to your health care team about what blood sugar target is safe for you!
And for more information, visit our website at yourdiabetesinfo.org or MyMajicDC.com . This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more Healthy Moments.
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