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• Infections
• Numbness or tingling in feet and/or hands
• Problems with sexual activity

Often people have no signs even though their blood glucose level is high.
You can be checked for diabetes with a blood test.
Your Care
The goal is to keep your glucose level as near to normal as possible. Your
care may include:
• Planning meals
• Testing glucose levels
• Learning signs to know when your glucose level is too low or too high
• Exercising
• Taking medicine - insulin or pills
• Keeping all appointments with your health care team
• Attending diabetes classes

Talk to your doctor, nurse and dietitian to learn how to manage your

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