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How can I manage my diabetes?

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  • Keep your blood sugar levels as close to goal as possible by balancing food, diabetes medication, and physical activity.
  • Get your blood cholesterol and triglyceride (lipid) levels down by following a healthy eating plan low in added sugars and saturated fat and high in fiber. Make exercise a habit, too. You may need to take medicine on top of those lifestyle steps.
  • Control your blood pressure.

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Diabetes Association: “Recently Diagnosed.” 

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC): “Diabetes Overview.” 

National Diabetes Education Program: “About Diabetes and Pre-diabetes.” 

Saaddine, J. , 2006. Annals of Internal Medicine

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 11, 2019

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