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Managing your blood sugar: three things to remember

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Keep your blood sugar levels in the target range! It’s important to know whether your levels are high or low, and to understand how diet, exercise and taking medication affect these levels.

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Discuss how often you should measure your blood glucose levels with your doctor. This can help your diabetes health care team make informed decisions about whether your medications, diet or activity levels need to be adjusted.

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Know that uncontrolled blood sugar levels are a red flag! Controlling your blood sugar alone may not be enough. But, there are medications that – along with diet and exercise – have been proven to lower the risk of dying from problems related to your heart and blood vessels. Learn more here

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Diet and Exercise

Tracking your food intake and incorporating physical activity into your daily routine can make a big difference in your overall health.

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Mental Health

One in three people diagnosed with diabetes will also experience depression.

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Getting Support

A type 2 diagnosis may seem overwhelming, but you’re not alone.

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