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If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, you will now have a new normal way of life. You may not even feel unwell, but you must take your health care providers recommendations seriously. While a cure for diabetes does not exist, you can still live a healthy and long life if you take some necessary steps.
First, plan how you eat. Your care team can give you detailed food choice guidelines as well as information about how the food you eat can affect your blood glucose. This step is a huge part of living well with Type 2 Diabetes. And diabetes-friendly meals don’t need to be boring or bland!
Second, get physically active. Again, your doctor can guide you to steps to begin and maintain an exercise program that is doable for you.
Third, take your medicine regularly. Not everyone diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes will need medicine, but if your doctor prescribes it, be sure to use it.
Fourth, monitor your blood glucose levels. Your health care provider will teach you to properly use a glucose testing meter, if you need one. Be sure to keep accurate records to help your doctor understand your progress.
Finally, learn! The more you know about Type 2 Diabetes, the less scary it is and the more easily you will be able to stay healthy!