Many people feel a variety of feelings when they find out they
have diabetes. It is normal to feel worried, anxious or scared.
It's important to remember that you are not alone. Here are a few
tips to start you on the road to managing diabetes.
Tip 1: Lose weight if you need to. Most people with type
2 diabetes find that as they drop extra pounds, their blood
Tip 2: Get moving. Exercise can help lower blood sugars.
Tip 3: Get educated. There are a team of professionals
that can work with you side-by-side to help you get started with
a healthier lifestyle. Enroll in a class or make an appointment
to meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Tip 4: Learn to test your blood sugar with a home blood
glucose monitor. Ask your Doctor about the best way to
obtain one of your own.
Tip 5: Relax and decrease your stress. Extra stress can
increase your blood sugar levels. Set time out for yourself. Go
for a walk or talk to a friend, understand that diabetes
management is a step by step process.