Work with Your Providers to Stay Healthy and Out of the Hospital
Rely on the expertise of your health care team, including your primary care provider, registered dietitian, endocrinologist, certified diabetes educator, and any other professionals involved in your care. Work with them to create a customized care plan that manages your diabetes well on a day-to-day basis. They can also help you prepare for unexpected health crises that might otherwise land you in the hospital.
Proper management during times of illness can help you stay out of the emergency room, saving you money and lost time from work or school.
Educate yourself to know the difference between complications that can be self- remedied and those that need professional help. If you're ever concerned about symptoms you are noticing, call your physician for immediate help.
Yet another great idea: Wear a medical alert bracelet at all times.