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Ronald Chusid, D.O.


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 per week

 

I will keep regular appointments for monitoring of blood sugar, Hemoglobin A1C, and other tests

 

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 eye doctor).

 

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 as recommended

 

I will contact my doctor when sick or follow instructions provided for sick days