Ronald Chusid, D.O. 1762 E. Oak Ave. Muskegon , MI (231) 773-3258 Site
Medical Problems of Adults
Diabetes Self Management Goals
I will work to maintain a normal blood sugar and Hemoglobin A1C by losing weight
(if overweight). I will reduce the amount of high fat foods such as fried foods and
limit foods with simple sugars. I will eat more fruits and vegetables. I will eat
more salads with low fat dressing.
I will exercise regularly, such as walking at least 30 minutes at least four days
I will keep regular appointments for monitoring of blood sugar, Hemoglobin A1C, and
I will wash my feet every day and check for blisters or sores
I will remove my shoes and socks at appointments so the doctor can examine my feet
If I smoke I will try to reduce and ultimately discontinue the amount that I smoke
I will take a baby aspirin daily unless I am allergic to aspirin or otherwise unable
to take aspirin. I will discuss the use of aspirin with my doctor if I have stomach
irritation from it or if I have asthma.
I will have an eye exam every year (or as recommended by my primary care doctor and
I will monitor blood sugars at home as recommended and bring my readings to each
appointment. Monitoring should include a combination of pre-meal readings and readings
about two hours after eating. These can be obtained on different days if instructed
to check once a day.
I will attend diabetes classes as recommended
I will take medications as prescribed. I will attempt to know my medications by name.
If I cannot remember the names and how much of each medication I take I will bring
them with me to my appointments.
I will have an influenza vaccine every year and other vaccines such as a Pneumovax
I will contact my doctor when sick or follow instructions provided for sick days