How Can Living Healthy Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes can also be managed though lifestyle change. This is particularly true if you can lose weight and become more physically active. The first step is to empower yourself to make changes in your daily routine that can directly impact the management and complications of diabetes. You can't control the fact that you have type 2 diabetes â€“ a lot of that has to do with your family history and your environment â€“ but you can control the lifestyle choices you make every day. Together with your diabetes health care team, you can create a personal plan tailored to your goals for diabetes management. While the basics are the same for most people â€“ eating right, exercising, checking your blood glucose levels, and taking either oral medicine or insulin â€“ having a personal plan is important because each person is different and a customized plan can make you feel more in control of your treatment.
One way to start taking control is to enroll in a diabetes education class at your local clinic or hospital, These classes can give you practical tips and strategies for making good choices in your environment.
Last Updated: Wednesday February 01, 2017 18:58:09
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.