What should one do to stay healthy with diabetes?

  • Follow the healthy eating plan that you and your doctor or dietitian have worked out.
  • Be active a total of 30 minutes most days. Ask your doctor what activities are best for you.
  • Take your medicines as directed.
  • Check your blood glucose every day. Each time you check your blood glucose, write the number in your record book.
  • Check your feet every day for cuts, blisters, sores, swelling, redness, or sore toenails.
  • Brush and floss your teeth every day.
  • Control your blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Don’t smoke.
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