For some people, being told “you have type 2 diabetes” can often be a wake-up call. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to manage the disease and improve your overall health.
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Managing your blood sugar: three things to remember
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.
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.
Know that uncontrolled blood sugar levels are a red flag! High blood sugar levels are one of the risk factors for heart disease, which kills 1 in 2 of people with type 2 diabetes. Learn more here
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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