How can you manage your diabetes?

The goals of diabetes management are to:

  • Keep your blood sugar levels as near normal as safely possible by balancing food intake with physical activity and medication.
  • Help slow or possibly prevent the development of diabetes-related health problems.

Here are five tips to remember when managing your diabetes:

  1. Test your blood glucose as recommended by your health care professional.
  2. Take your medicine as prescribed by the doctor-- be it tablets (pills) or injectable medicines like insulin.
  3. Make healthy food choices.
  4. Be physically active.
  5. Learn all you can do to manage your diabetes and live a healthier life.

 

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