Living with Diabetes
With education, support, and resources you can improve your quality of life with diabetes. Learning how to manage diabetes is the key and can provide you hope. Find out how to prevent or even delay health complications by eating well, being physically active, managing diabetes during sick days, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress and mental health, and more.
In addition to a healthy diet, the CDC suggest meeting the recommended physical activity goal, managing or losing weight, and in extreme cases statin therapy is important to for a healthy quality of life. As with any medical concerns, it is important to always consult with your personal physician.
Treatment for type 1 diabetes involves insulin injections or the use of an insulin pump, frequent blood sugar checks, and carbohydrate counting. Treatment of type 2 diabetes primarily involves lifestyle changes, monitoring of your blood sugar, along with diabetes medications, insulin or both.