Diabetes is an increasingly common condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or it’s not able to use the insulin that it does produce. If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes, you’re probably concerned about how to manage it.

Fortunately, with help from your doctor, you can get your diabetes under control.

Successful diabetes management will help you feel better and reduce the risk of problems that can occur from diabetes. Lifestyle changes including the following can be beneficial in diabetes management:

  • Balanced nutrition
  • Meal planning and carbohydrate counting
  • Physical activity
  • Stress management
  • Behavior change strategies, goal setting and problem solving
  • Injectable diabetes medication (when prescribed)
  • Monitoring and controlling blood glucose
  • Preventing/Managing short- and long-term complications
  • Local and national diabetes resources

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