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The Diabetes Food Pyramid is an excellent resource to help you make wise food choices. It divides foods into groups, based on what they contain. Eat more from the groups at the bottom of the pyramid and less from the groups at the top.
Next: Get Active!
There are many ways to lead an active lifestyle. Dance it away -- show your kids the dances you used to do when you were their age! Take the stairs to your office. Or take the stairs as far as you feel comfortable, and then take the elevator.
Next: Check Your Blood Glucose
Make sure you talk with your doctor about your target blood glucose levels and how often you should check them. It's always helpful to keep a log of when you measured, what the results were, and how you were feeling. You can share this information with your doctor at your routine diabetes appointments.
Next: Manage Your Medication
Diabetes medications help keep your blood glucose in your target range. The type of medicine you take depends on your type of diabetes, your schedule, and your other health conditions.
Next: Give Yourself Credit
Changing your lifestyle habits to manage your type 2 diabetes can seem daunting. It doesn't have to be! Rather than going to extremes, try setting easy-to-accomplish goals and reward yourself as you reach each one.
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