How can I remember to take my diabetes pills every day?

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Different diabetes pills work in different ways to keep your blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol on track. That's why you might be taking two or more pills for your blood glucose, blood pressure or cholesterol. All the pills keep your ABCs (A1C level, blood pressure, and cholesterol) of diabetes on track. Keeping your ABCs of diabetes on target will keep you healthier. It will lower your chances of getting diabetes problems.

Most people have a hard time taking all of their diabetes pills. Here are some tips that others find helpful:

  • Try using a pill organizer.
  • Link your pill-taking to something in your daily routine. For example, put your pills by your toothbrush.
  • Use a chart to check off when you've taken your medicines.

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Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.
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