Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tips to Achieve Healthy Living with Diabetes

Having a healthy lifestyle, like eating right and exercise plays a big role in the treatment of diabetes. However, if you are newly diagnosed, you may feel overwhelmed. Where do you start and what changes should you make?

The American Diabetes Association warns against making a lot of changes all at once. They offer these suggestions:
  1. Take small steps over a significant amount of time. This will make accomplishing your goals easier.
  2. Face your bad habits. And don't be afraid to ask for help and support from your family, friends, or health care provider.
  3. Locate your motivation-An example-wanting to be around for your grandchildren to grow up
  4. Prioritize your changes. Complete goals that you're comfortable with initially, and save others for later.
  5. Look at how much impact these changes will make, and start with those that pack the biggest punch, such as getting more active.
  6. Setting goals should include what you'll do, how quickly you can accomplish it, and how to incorporate the task in your daily life.

If you need support in setting goals, there are Diabetes Education Centers who can help you. Diabetes Education Services are medical centers that provide people with information and self-care skills so they can manage their diabetes effectively. A specialist at the Diabetes Education Center can help you set up goals, and develop a plan to achieve your goals. To locate a Diabetes Education near you, use the Diabetes Education Center directory.

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*Information on is for informational purposes only. Always seek medical advice from your physician. In cases of emergency, seek care from an emergency health care provider.

1 comment:

  1. Many people get nervous when you talk about food, dieting and changing the way you eat.

    They think that in order to beat diabetes, lose weight and feel great you have to eat carrots and broccoli for the rest of your life.

    Trust me, It isn't.