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Tips for managing your diabetes well

Here are few diabetes tips that will put you on the right path with your diabetes management and help you live your life without limits.

1. Knowledge is power—use it! There is a lot to learn about diabetes, start with basics first. The more you know, the more likely you’ll meet success with your diabetes management! Talk to your health care team to know the right information about diabetes.

2. Know your ABCs —A1C, Blood pressure and Cholesterol well! Try to keep these numbers as close to normal as possible to protect your heart.

3. Monitor your blood glucose levels at regular intervals: Blood glucose monitoring is recommended for all people with diabetes as it is a valuable diabetes management tool which helps you to be in control. Monitoring at home using a meter at any moment helps you see more exactly how food, exercise, stress and medicines are affecting your blood glucose level throughout the day. To get the most out of monitoring, know when to test and how to act on the results. Always consult your doctor for more information.

4. Eat healthy and be active: Forming healthy eating habits and being physically active are essential for controlling your blood glucose levels and form part of your routine diabetes care. Seek help from a dietician for making healthy food choices and ensure to exercise for at least 30 to 60 minutes on most days of the week to remain healthy.

5. Prevent complications: The first step to prevent diabetes complications is to maintain tight control over your blood glucose. You can achieve this by monitoring your blood glucose levels closely, keeping current on your labs (A1C, lipid profile and Micro albumin test and other preventive medical tests). Lastly, follow all the steps needed to manage your diabetes.