The aim of diabetes management is to keep blood glucose levels as close to the target range as possible, between 4 to 6 mmol/L (fasting). However, the ranges will vary depending on the individual and an individual’s circumstances. Talk to your doctor or educator for the range of blood glucose levels that are right and safe for you.
Keeping your blood glucose level at the optimum range is a careful balance between what food is eaten, physical activity and medication. Blood glucose levels which are too high, could result in hyperglycaemia or ketoacidosis. Blood glucose levels which are too low, could result in hypoglycaemia. It is important to learn about each reaction and respond appropriately. Ketoacidosis is an emergency and you must call emergency services immediately.
Monitor blood glucose levels throughout the day and even at night. Keeping your blood glucose levels on target will help prevent both short-term and long-term complications.
Your educator will help you learn how to check your blood glucose level, inject insulin and develop a healthy eating and exercise plan that is right for you.
Learn more about
- Blood Glucose Monitoring
- Eating Well
- Diabetes and exercise
- Preventing complications
Diabetic Management Support:
We develop a NDIS behaviour support plan that is evidence-based with proactive strategies that assists the participant and carers with:
Development of diabetic management plan
Daily maintenance and care associated with diabetic management plan (where participant is unable to self-manage due to their disability)