Check out the American Diabetes Association’s LIVING WITH DIABETES ASK THE EXPERTS TOWNHALL SERIES .

I encourage everyone to participate in the upcoming topic Blood Glucose For Beginners (Wednesday, September 27 at 1:00 PM). Even if you have previously been taught about the way food, activity and medications influence blood glucose, this session can reinforce what you have learned and motivate you to take control of your numbers. Family members and caretakers of people with diabetes will also find this information useful.

Each topic is introduced with a 15 minute video and is followed by a live 45-minute Q&A session. Just 15 minutes of learning can help you get started making changes that can have a lasting impact on your health. This is also a good chance to write down questions to ask your doctor and health care team at your next appointment.

Remember, the best way to achieve and maintain good blood glucose management will vary from person to person and even day to day! The more informed you are about what influences blood glucose levels the better prepared you are to make changes in your self-care that will have a positive impact on your well-being.