If you have type 2 diabetes, it’s important you know how to manage it. At Banner Health, we provide services, education and support to help you keep your diabetes under control.
Your body produces insulin, a hormone that turns the food you eat into energy. When you don’t produce enough insulin or your body can’t use insulin properly (insulin resistance), too much sugar stays in your blood. If those levels get high enough, the condition is called type 2 diabetes.
Prediabetes is when your blood sugar is elevated but not high enough to be called type 2 diabetes. If you’re diagnosed with prediabetes, you can often prevent type 2 diabetes by changing some of your daily habits.
When you have type 2 diabetes, your goal is to keep your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible. You can often control it with a healthy diet, regular exercise and weight loss. Sometimes, you may also need to take medication to help manage your condition.
Banner Health offers diabetes self-management classes and support groups to help you take control of your health. You can also count on us for wound care and other medical support if you have any diabetes-related complications.