Live healthy with diabetes.

If you have diabetes, you can still live a healthy life if you take care of yourself. When you keep your blood sugars near normal, you will not only feel better but you will also lower your risk of having more health problems. Testing blood sugars every day is one way to do this. Checking every day will tell you –

  • If your insulin or other diabetes medications are working
  • How the foods you eat and exercise affect your blood sugars

You Should Aim For –

Time Blood Sugar Goals
Before meals 80 to 130 mg / dL
One to two hours after a meal
Less than 180 mg / dL
A1C Less than 7%

Adapted from the American Diabetes Association. Standards of medical care in diabetes - 2017. Diabetes Care. 2017; 40 (suppl1)

Your doctor, nurse or diabetes educator can help. They will help you set your blood sugar goals and blood sugar testing schedule.

Get Your Gift From Quartz!

Quartz offers a $25 incentive to members with diabetes who have all of the following in the same calendar year –

  • Two - A1C blood tests
  • One - urine protein test (microalbumin)
  • One - dilated eye exam

Schedule your labs and screenings now!

See your doctor or nurse at least once a year. At every visit, be sure your doctor or nurse checks your –

  • Blood Pressure – Goal is less than 140 / 90
  • Feet – Your doctor or nurse will check for red spots, cuts, swelling, blisters and nerve damage.

    It is important for you to check your feet daily.