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People who are diagnosed with diabetes can live active and independent lives if they commit to careful diabetes management, which includes:
  • Diabetes education - everyone with diabetes needs to be informed about how to manage and live well with this disease.
  • Physical activity - helps your body lower blood glucose (sugar) levels, promotes weight loss, reduces stress and enhances your overall sense of well-being.
  • Healthy diet - what, when and how much you eat plays an important role in living healthily and well with diabetes.
  • Weight Management - a healthy weight is especially important in the management of type 2 diabetes.
  • Medication - Type 1 diabetes is always treated with insulin. Type 2 diabetes may be managed at the beginning with physical activity and diet, but over time may require medications and/or insulin to assist your body in making or using insulin more effectively.
  • Lifestyle Management - reducing stress levels in day to day life can help people with diabetes better manage their disease.
  • Blood Pressure - High blood pressure can lead to eye disease, heart disease, stroke and kidney disease, so people with diabetes should try to maintain a blood pressure level at or below 130/80.

 

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