Want to talk about your diabetes?

Have you or someone you know recently been diagnosed with diabetes? Or maybe you don’t have diabetes but believe you might be at risk of getting diabetes. We hope to provide you with different tips and strategies to help keep your diabetes under control as well as help preventing the development of certain types of diabetes. The development of treatments and care for diabetics has improved dramatically over the past few years but if you are still not really sure how diabetes works here is a simplified video explaining how diabetes affects your body.

Here's five quick things that you can start doing right now to help control your diabetes:

  1. Cut out all those sugary pops and fruit juices from your diet.
  2. Read up on WebMd's Best and Worst Foods for Diabetes as a guide for healthy eating.
  3. Increase your activity and exercise levels by doing physical activities such as walking, stretching, or jogging. Maybe even bring a friend along.
  4. Get a glucose monitor available at Brant Arts I.D.A. to check out your blood glucose levels.
  5. Stop by Brant Arts Dispensary for personalized care on what products you need and how to use each one.

Long-term Diabetic Care

Those are five things that you can do right now, but what about in the long term? Above all you'll want to make the commitment to taking care of and managing your diabetes. Your doctor, primary care provider, diabetes nurse, and dietitian are examples of just some of the people who can support and help you in learning the foundations for diabetic care but it’s up to you to keep on top of your condition and manage it to the best of your abilities. With that being said, it isn’t as hard as it first seems as you will quickly find eating healthy and exercising regularly will go a long way. Diabetes.org Food & Fitness section is a great resource for finding a wide variety of safe exercises and delicious, nutritious meals that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Blood Glucose Monitoring

The medications or insulin you take will depend on what type of diabetes you were diagnosed with. It is necessary that you buy a blood glucose monitoring system so you can check your glucose level. This allows you to track your glucose levels over time and make sure your levels are in the healthy range. You can use our Daily Blood Glucose Log in order to keep track of your Glucose levels.

Diabetic Compunding

You can visit our Specialty Compounding page to see our list of compound prescription products for the treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy, Diabetic Foot Infection and Decubitus Ulcers and for more details. Our pharmacists can meet by private appointment in order to discuss your prescription and non-prescription medications and how they impact your diabetes. These Diabetic MedsCheck visits can be scheduled in-store at your convenience.

If you have any additional questions, call (905) 637-3833 or e-mail consultations@brantarts.ca to book a Diabetic consultion with the pharmacist!