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  • Juanita Weaver-Reiss

Need information - I am a newly diagnosed person with diabetes

It may seem overwhelming and confusing when you are first told you have diabetes.

That's okay.

It is most important to get some basic information first, then later to learn more.

Here are some places to start.

  • Ask your doctor to refer you to a diabetes educator to learn more

You need some basic information

  • How to plan your meals

  • How are your favorite foods going to fit?

  • How and when to check your glucose/blood sugar

  • What should your numbers for your glucose/sugar be?

  • What do you do if your number is too low?

  • What to do if your number is too high?

  • If your doctor has put you on medicine

  • How does the medicine work?

  • What do you do if you miss a dose?

  • What are some side effects and/or benefits of the medicine?

I have a couple online courses to help you


Also blog series 9 essential things to know if you have diabetes

In service,


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