How to DIY

By Marci Sloane|2018-07-03T11:26:18-04:00Updated: July 13th, 2014|Diabetes Management, DIY Diabetes Articles, General Information|0 Comments

You’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. It may have been yesterday, last month, last year or many years ago. Unlike a host of other possible diseases (cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, liver or kidney disease), this is one of the few diseases that YOU can self-manage by DIY Diabetes. But how?

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! I’m sure you’ve heard that quote before. You first need to understand what diabetes is and what is affecting this disease. Luckily, ADW has provided a wealth of information for people with diabetes so now you can gain that knowledge. Sure, there’s a lot of fine-tuning but where do you begin?

By reading through this website, you will be lead through the 12-steps to controlling diabetes. But briefly, you need to test your blood sugar (there are so many simple monitors for you to use!) so you know how certain things are affecting you – otherwise you’ll have no idea! Yes, you need a tiny drop of blood, and yes, you’ll feel a slight needle prick, but this is your life!

Your food choices, exercise regimen, stress level and hormones will affect blood sugar levels. There is a lot to know but you owe it to yourself to find out and take charge on this disease before it controls you! I can help you. Please read my articles and if you need further assistance to fine-tune a few things, you can always leave a comment below. Once you are clear about diabetes and its effects on your body and your lifestyle then you will be in control. Your diabetes team of doctors and educators are there to lead you on the right path and to follow through always but you are most important.

How do you control your diabetes? You do-it-yourself!

About the Author: Marci Sloane

Marci SloaneMarci Sloane, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE, is a registered and licensed dietitian/nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She grew up in NYC where she graduated with a degree in Nutrition and Physiology from Teachers College at Columbia University. For over a decade, Marci managed a Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center at a multi-bed hospital in South Florida and has been counseling people on healthy eating, weight loss, and managing diseases and conditions such as: diabetes, pre-diabetes, healthy eating, heart disease, weight loss, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, hypertension, hypoglycemia and a host of other nutrition-related diseases. Marci is an American Diabetes Association Valor Award recipient and lectures frequently to the public and healthcare professionals. Marci was a featured panelist for the Sun-Sentinel's "Let's Take It Off" weight loss program, was highlighted in the Palm Beach Post: Meet Your Neighbor, "Woman's book on healthy eating uses humor as a key ingredient" and was a participant in their Diabetes Series in 2007. Marci Sloane is a member of the American Diabetes Association’s Health Professional Committee.

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