By Nora Saul
M.S., R.D., L.D.N., C.D.E.
Manager of Nutritional Education at Joslin Diabetes Center
Great minds think alike—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, here’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 won’t cause any of the complications you may have heard of—not blindness, or kidney disease, or amputation.
The power is in your hands. Nothing is for certain, no one has a crystal ball–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.