Living with Diabetes

Living with diabetes can be challenging. But by making healthy lifestyle changes and constantly monitoring the “ABC’s” of diabetes, you can lead a healthy life. By controlling your diabetic condition today, you can prevent further complications down the road.Your diabetes care team will help you, but day-to-day diabetes care is up to you. Day-to-day care includes:

  • Choosing what, how much, and when to eat

  • Getting active

  • Checking your blood glucose (if your doctor tells you to)

  • Taking medicine (if your doctor prescribes it)

  • Quitting smoking

  • Going to your medical appointments

  • Learning all you can about diabetes