Blood Sugar Basics Game Plan seeks to help Type 2 diabetics better manage condition


PHILADELPHIA — An interactive user-friendly program that breaks down diabetes management into four goals to help people with Type 2 diabetes better manage their disease has made its debut.

Developed by the American College of Endocrinology with support from drug maker Merck, the Blood Sugar Basics Game Plan, available on, outlines four personalized goals — Huddle, Enter the Nutrition Zone, Get in the Game, and Check the Scoreboard — that people with Type 2 diabetes can put into practice with the help of a healthcare professional. The website also includes such resources as questions to ask your doctor, tips about managing high and low blood sugar, a blood sugar knowledge quiz and checklists on how to help get through episodes of low and high blood sugar.

The Blood Sugar Basics Game Plan is supported by "coaches," including Mike Golic, co-host of ESPN's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" and a former National Football League star, who has Type 2 diabetes; clinical endocrinologist Farhad Zangeneh and Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist with expertise in diabetes.

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