Diabetes self-care helps you find out what works for you to feel your best. With a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy a long and enjoyable life with diabetes!
Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes. When you have type 2 diabetes, your body doesn’t make enough insulin or use the insulin it makes well. It’s different from type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune reaction (your body attacks itself by mistake) that stops your body from making insulin.
Think of insulin as the key that unlocks your cells, allowing sugar in so your body can do things like walk and talk. If sugar can’t get in, it stays in your blood, which causes problems. But there are ways you can stay on track.
Eating well, being active, checking your blood sugar, and taking medication can help you feel your best and prevent complications.
Lowering your blood sugar
can help give you benefits
- Have more energy
- Feel less thirsty
- Go to the bathroom less often
- Feel less tired
- Heal better
- Have fewer infections
6 ways to manage diabetes
Living Well with Diabetes
Even when you know that eating well, being active, checking your blood sugar, and taking medications can help you feel your best and prevent diabetes complications, it’s not always easy to do. If you need some support to form these healthy habits and improve your lab test numbers, this workshop is for you!
Living Healthier with Diabetes
Diabetes is a rapidly growing health problem. Currently, more than 21 million people in the United States have diabetes. Without care, diabetes can lead to complications that include kidney failure, eye problems, nerve damage, heart disease and high blood pressure, stroke, and more.
Living with Diabetes: When Everything Changed
Approximately 30 million people in the U.S., or 9.3 percent of the population, are living with diabetes (CDC, 2016). Harry was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2005 at the age of 59, after he started experiencing neuropathy (numbness) in his lower limbs.
Three Things to Improve Your Diabetes
Nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and many of them have poorly controlled blood sugar. This can lead to complications including kidney disease, retinal damage, heart disease, hospitalization, and in severe cases death. A new study of nearly 20,000 people with diabetes, revealed three factors associated with better blood sugar control—find out what they are in this video.
Total Health Assessment
Make good health a part of your daily habits with our healthy lifestyle programs. These personalized, online programs can help you create an action plan to reach your health goals. Based on your Total Health Assessment results, you’ll find advice, encouragement, and tools that can help you make healthier lifestyle choices.