Insulin Dosing Schedules, Keeping Track of Doses & More | Cornerstones4Care®

Your Medicine Plan

If you take diabetes medicine, work with your health care provider to create your personal medicine plan. Starting on diabetes medicine may be a lot to handle at first. But it’s important for you to know how to take your diabetes medicine and follow the instructions exactly as directed.

Your plan will tell you:

    1. What type of diabetes medicine to take
    2. How much to take
    3. When to take it

Your plan will be based on:

  • Your current blood sugar level
  • What, when, and how much you eat
  • Your level of physical activity
  • Your lifestyle

Your need for diabetes medicine goes up and down all day and depends on different things. For instance:

  • You may need more medicine at mealtimes
  • You may need less medicine when you are exercising or between meals

Your health care provider will help you develop a medicine plan that’s right for you. Be sure to check with your health care provider before you make any changes in your doses of diabetes medicine.

 

NEXT: Coping with the changes in your treatment and learning how to handle your concerns.

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Learning About Insulin

Watch a video with Dr. Javier Morales about how insulin fits into a healthy diabetes care plan.