Managing Blood Sugar
How much insulin a person with type 1 diabetes needs can be different depending on their stage of life (for example, growing teens may need more insulin than younger children), what they eat, and how active they are. So you, or the person with type 1 diabetes you care for, may need to work with the diabetes care team to adjust the diabetes care plan over time to keep up with how life (and growing bodies) can change.
To make sure that the diabetes care plan is working well, blood sugar needs to be monitored often, as directed by the diabetes care team. If blood sugar is not under control, speak with the team about what options may be right for the situation.
Discuss the care plan with a health care provider
Keep the conversation with the health care provider and the rest of the diabetes care team going. Keep track of blood sugar numbers and bring them with you to appointments. The care team can only help if they know how the plan is going. If you or your loved one has questions or concerns, be sure to ask.
Speak with a health care provider about:
- Any patterns in high blood sugar or low blood sugar
- Amount of physical activity
- Eating habits
- Daily schedule
- How you (or your loved one) have been feeling