By Nora Saul
M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E.
Manager of Nutritional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center
Great minds think alikeâ€”which means that people who are new to diabetes and the world of self management tend to come up with the same questions.
So for those of you a bit too shy to inquire directly, hereâ€™s what your fellows are curious about.
Every Monday, we will be posting a common diabetes-care question along with the answers I give patients. If there is a question you are dying to know the answer to, let us know.
What can I do to cure this?
Right now, there is no cure for either type. But good control goes a long way, and well-managed diabetes wonâ€™t cause any of the complications you may have heard ofâ€”not blindness, or kidney disease, or amputation.
The power is in your hands. Nothing is for certain, no one has a crystal ballâ€“but eating a healthy diet, engaging in regular physical activity, monitoring your blood glucose consistently, and taking your medications on schedule are important in ensuring a smooth road ahead.