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High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycemia) (cont.)

Prevention

  • Learn about managing diabetes.
  • Work with a certified diabetes educator. This person will have a CDE certification and may work in a diabetes education center or hospital.
  • Check blood sugar as directed by a CDE and doctor or nurse.
  • Know the symptoms and act quickly before blood sugars get out of control.
  • Follow a diabetes diet plan. Adjust the plan as needed.
  • Take medications for diabetes as directed by your healthcare professional.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/2/2014

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