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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 a comprehensive 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.

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