Being told that you or a loved one has diabetes can be overwhelming. You may be dealing with some of the side-effects that come along with diabetes, such as extreme thirst and need to urinate, along with exhaustion and rapid weight loss to name a few. This page is designed to give you some background on diabetes as well as resources related to diabetic care.
Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes—and it effects the way your body uses blood sugar. If diabetes goes uncontrolled it can lead to an array of health complications, including blindness, heart disease, amputation, nerve and kidney damage. Here a few key tips that can help you manage your blood sugar:
• If you are overweight, lose weight. Interestingly, you don’t have to make it to your ideal body weight to reap the benefits that weight loss can provide. Look here for more information.
• Keep blood sugar within normal range. Work with your health care provider to determine a plan that can help you monitor and control your blood sugar. Click here for more information on managing your blood sugar.
• Increase consumption of fiber-rich foods and beverages. See: Putting Fiber Back on the Plate or in the Bowl, or Glass.
• Increase physical activity. Start small by walking more, and then gradually build up your tolerance until you are walking for 30 minutes a day, most days of the week. Click here for more information on increasing physical activity.
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