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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 – a lot of that has to do with your family history and your environment – 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 – eating right, exercising, checking your blood glucose levels, and taking either oral medicine or insulin – 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.

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Last Updated: Saturday April 20, 2013 13:31:34
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