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Diet

Eating nutritious meals and snacks should be the foundation of your health care plan.

  • Aim to eat three regular meals a day, spaced no more than six hours apart (this will help your body control blood sugar levels)
  • Carbohydrates, sugars and fibre, and salt intake should all be taken into account when planning meals and portion sizes.
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Exercise

Physical activity is an important part of managing type 2 diabetes.

  • Exercise has many benefits, including better physical fitness, improved glycemic control, decreased insulin resistance, lower blood pressure and weight loss
  • Experts recommend at least:
    • 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week, which can be broken down to at least 10 minutes at a time
      AND
    • Resistance exercise at least twice a week
  • It’s proven that being physically active can improve your heart health.
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Foot Care

People with diabetes are at risk of developing a variety of foot problems.

  • This is the result of nerve damage in the feet, also called neuropathy, which can decrease feeling in legs
  • Neuropathy makes it harder to feel a cut, blister or other injury. By the time you notice, you may already have an infection. Serious infections could lead to amputation
  • Starting and maintaining a daily footcare routine is the best way to ensure your feet stay healthy.
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Mental Health

Being diagnosed with diabetes can sometimes take a toll on your mental health. But there are ways to cope, and to thrive.

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