National Diabetes Month

It’s National Diabetes Month. How is Your Diabetes Doing?

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November is National Diabetes Month, a great time to check how your diabetes management plan is working. With all of life’s ups and downs, are you staying on top of day-to-day diabetes care?

  • Follow a healthy eating plan, including eating more fruits and vegetables and less sugar and salt.
  • Be physically active—10 to 20 minutes a day is better than an hour once a week.
  • Take diabetes medicine if prescribed by your health care provider.
  • Check your blood sugar to understand and track the effects of food, activity, and medicine.

There’s more, of course, because diabetes is complicated. Just remember you’re not in this alone—your health care team can help you manage effectively. And better management helps make diabetes a part of life instead of life being all about diabetes. Find out more.

Living with diabetes can be challenging to manage every day. You are the most important member of your diabetes care team, but you don’t have to manage your diabetes alone. Seek support from health care professionals, your family, friends, and community to manage your diabetes. Watch the video below, and when you’re ready learn more about managing your diabetes.

Source: CDC, NIH/NIDDK