According to the Mayo Clinic, diabetes refers to a group of diseases that
affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). It is a disease that
requires daily self-management by making healthy food choices, staying
physically active, monitoring blood sugar and taking medications as prescribed.
It is also important to talk with your diabetes care team to reduce risks
for complications, to problem solve and cope with lifestyle changes.
Successful self-management may help you feel better and reduce your chance
of developing other complications including heart disease, dental disease,
eye disorders, kidney disease and nerve damage.
Diabetes is a very personal disease. Florida Health Care Plans provides
Diabetes Education Program approved by the American Diabetes Association. It is provided by Registered
Nurses and Registered Dietitians who are Certified Diabetes Educators.
The goal of this program is to provide you with the tools, skills and
techniques necessary to follow your doctor's treatment plan.