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Diabetes Medications and Diet: Synergistic Success

Help diabetes drugs do their job. A high-fiber diabetes diet and regular exercise are key.

Diabetes Diet and Exercise Basics continued...

Curb the sweets: Ice cream, cookies, candy, and cake should be special-occasion treats only. They contain too much fat, sugar and calories. If you indulge, make sure you keep track in your total carb count.

Watch portions: Your meal plan is your guide. Excess calories only cause trouble -- blood sugar spikes and weight gain. Stop eating so much!

Exercise: Get your feet checked by a doctor, to ensure that you don't have injuries or signs of infection. People with diabetes are prone to foot problems caused by nerve damage, which can become very serious. Then get walking -- 20 to 40 minutes a day. Walk briskly to get maximum benefit!

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Reviewed on August 31, 2011
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