To keep blood glucose levels within target range, you need to balance the amount of food you eat, the physical activity you do and the diabetes medication or insulin you take.
Your blood glucose level can be affected by:
- Medications such as steroids
Blood glucose levels for people without diabetes generally range between 3.5-8.0mmol/L and we know that these levels keep us feeling well and healthy. However, when you have diabetes, maintaining blood glucose levels within the target range is not always easy.
- Balancing food, activity and insulin
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Food choices and diabetes and diabetes
- Physical activity
- Insulin and diabetes
- Diabetes medication
- Alcohol and diabetes
- Sharps disposal
Speak to a professional
- Ask your doctor or diabetes educator for advice about how to manage your diabetes.
- To find a diabetes educator in your local community for ongoing education and support, contact your community health centre or hospital or the Australian Diabetes Educator Association.
Disclaimer: Information from our Helpline is for general enquiries only. Speak to your own doctor about your medical treatment. For emergencies dial 000.