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National Diabetes Month: Resources on Managing your Diabetes Every Day

Woman sitting at table using glucosometerManaging diabetes is a balancing act. It involves maintaining a healthy weight, making healthy food choices, being physically active, and taking medications as prescribed. Having a plan and setting realistic goals can help.

These resources provide guidance on how to manage your diabetes every day.

  • Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers
    Learn why you should know your blood sugar numbers, how to check your blood sugar levels, target levels, and what to do if your levels are too low or too high.

  • 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
    Read these four steps to help you understand, monitor, and manage diabetes. This publication explains the diabetes ABCs and ways to stay healthy and manage the disease.

  • What I Need to Know About Physical Activity and Diabetes
    Learn how physical activity can help you take care of your diabetes. This resource provides ideas to help you get started on a physical activity plan.

  • Diabetes HealthSense​​​
    Find resources to help you set goals, make you become healthier, and cope with the demands of diabetes management or prevention.
 
For more information about managing your diabetes, please visit: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diabetes/manage-monitoring-diabetes
 

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