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How can diabetes be managed?

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Diabetes can cause major health problems if you do not keep your blood sugar in check. However, you can stay healthy and feel good despite your diagnosis if you follow your doctor's recommended treatment plan and maintain a healthy lifestyle. By choosing foods wisely, exercising regularly, maintaining a normal weight, reducing your stress level, and making other modest lifestyle changes, living with diabetes will be easier.

From: Diabetes Testing WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control: National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014. American Diabetes Association: "All About Diabetes." Woerle, H. , 2004. Forouhi, G. 006. Phillips, LS. 2006. News release, FDA.
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Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 20, 2017

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control: National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014. American Diabetes Association: "All About Diabetes." Woerle, H. , 2004. Forouhi, G. 006. Phillips, LS. 2006. News release, FDA.
Archives of Internal MedicineDiabetologia, 2Diabetes Care,

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on January 20, 2017

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