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Lifestyle

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Maj Hemstad
There is no cure for diabetes, but it is possible to live a full and relatively normal life with diabetes. Good diabetes management will most likely require some lifestyle changes to keep blood glucose levels within the desired range and to improve overall health. There are many tools available to help manage diabetes, including blood glucose monitoring, healthy diet, exercise, and positive coping strategies.

Lt Col Reynolds
Routine appointments with primary care providers, eye doctors, dentists, and foot specialists are also recommended to monitor for diabetes-related complications. People with diabetes should get used to planning ahead for specific food needs and take extra care when they get sick because illness can affect blood glucose levels and make them more difficult to control. It’s also important to know what situations warrant a call to your provider. We cover all these important lifestyle changes in this section.