• Exercise.

    Regular physical activity helps you feel better. It also improves your sensitivity to insulin, which means it works better in your body.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.

    Having diabetes shouldn't keep you from enjoying a bunch of different foods.
  • Reduce stress.

    If you're stressed, you may exercise less, drink more, and not watch your diabetes as closely.
  • Quit smoking.

    Kick the habit. It'll give you better control of your blood sugar levels.
  • Cut back on alcohol.

    If you're on insulin or oral diabetes meds like sulfonylureas or meglitinides, drinking alcohol can drop blood sugar to dangerous levels.
  • Take notes.

    Keeping a detailed daily log can help you track what affects your glucose levels.