Your treatment will depend on whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, as well as how far the condition has progressed. Your healthcare professional will develop a treatment plan that may include lifestyle changes and medication.
Adhering to your diabetes treatment means taking medication exactly as the healthcare professional has prescribed, every day at the same time. By taking your medication everyday as prescribed (also called adhering to your medication) you can manage your condition, maintain your blood sugar at a healthy level to ensure that you stay healthy and don’t develop any further complications.
At the clinic, a healthcare professional will give you an adherence plan and give you some tips to help you remember to take your medication every day. Talk about the plan with them and ask questions if you don’t understand.
Here are some FAQs on diabetes that may help you understand it better.