Living With Diabetes
Living With Diabetes
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Living with type 2 diabetes means making daily decisions that affect your health in a positive way and working with your doctor to set goals. That’s why an important part of managing your diabetes is learning how well you’re doing at managing your condition and learning how to develop your self-care skills. This section contains information and resources that can help you make progress in both of these areas.

Taking Diabetes to Heart With Art Smith

Award-winning celebrity chef Art Smith is giving people with type 2 diabetes a recipe to help better manage the disease. Check out Art’s delicious diabetes-friendly recipes, questions to ask your doctor during your next visit, and other resources to help you take your diabetes to heart!
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Seeking Support

To manage diabetes successfully, you'll need ongoing support from family, friends, and a dedicated health care team. You're the person in the middle of it all: the one who ensures good communication between all parties and who gets involved in decision making. These tips can help you build your team and stay involved in your treatment.
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Working With Your Doctor

Your doctor can help create a multifaceted treatment plan that allows you to achieve better control of your diabetes. He or she can also assess your progress and identify areas where you need to improve.
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Diabetes Educators and You

Find out how you can benefit from working with a diabetes educator, who is an important member of your health care team. Learn how to make healthy nutritional choices, keep up with blood sugar testing, and generally improve your self-care techniques so you can effectively manage your type 2 diabetes.
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Blood Sugar Highs and Lows

Learn how to recognize the symptoms of high and low blood sugar and the actions you need to take to treat these conditions and help prevent them from recurring.
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Is Your Diabetes Under Control?

This short questionnaire can help you and your doctor see where you are doing well in terms of your treatment plan for type 2 diabetes and determine where you may need additional help or adjustments to your overall plan.
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Maintaining Emotional Health

Stress can have an effect on blood sugar levels, so it’s important to know how to relax, change your coping techniques, and handle stressful situations in a productive way. Learn more about dealing with the mental and emotional demands of type 2 diabetes as part of your self-care routine.
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Making Healthy Changes

Changing unhealthy, long-held habits can be hard. But here you’ll discover ways to develop good habits in important areas like healthy eating and physical activity, and you’ll learn how to create a healthy-habits action plan that you can follow in many other aspects of your life.
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Traveling With Type 2 Diabetes

With type 2 diabetes, traveling for business or pleasure involves preparation, organization, and communication. Here, you’ll find out how to make the trip enjoyable regardless of the method of travel or the destination.
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Success Stories

You may be able to learn a lot from others who have type 2 diabetes and who are finding ways to cope and even thrive despite the condition.

His diabetes diagnosis wasn’t a total surprise...
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Her elders taught her about diabetes complications...
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What’s the best way to fight diabetes in a town...
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She gets paid to be the life of the party...
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