Diabetes can be overwhelming. There's a lot to do and a lot to learn about diabetes management. Since there is so much to keep track of, managing diabetes can seem to take up all of your time. Diabetes is unique, because people are literally on their own for much of their care. This toolbox will provide you with a good place to start as you learn about managing your diabetes.
Checklists are useful tools that help people with diabetes effectively manage their disease. They help with keeping track of test results, general health goals, questions to ask a doctor and more. Because diabetes is a complex condition, one checklist is not enough. Instead, it's best to keep several checklists, one for each component of diabetes care.
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