If you or your child has diabetes, we can help you learn about the disease. Having diabetes means that your body does not make enough insulin or the insulin it does make doesn’t work very well. Insulin lets sugar go into our cells to be used for energy. You can learn to control your blood sugars. You can do that if you balance the food, insulin shots or other medicines, exercise, and stress in your life. When you have good sugar control you feel better. It also helps you lower your risk of having eye, kidney, and other problems from diabetes. Please have a look at the Diabetes Self Management Guide below. It can be a very helpful tool in keeping you healthier.