As part of our annual coverage of American Diabetes Month we’d like to provide some steps to managing your diabetes from our colleagues at the National Diabetes Education Program. Many people avoid the long-term problems of diabetes by taking good care of themselves.
Work with your health care team to reach your ABC goals (A1C, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol):
- Use your diabetes meal plan. If you do not have one, ask your health care team about one.
- Make healthy food choices such as fruits and vegetables, fish, lean meats, chicken or turkey without the skin, dry peas or beans, whole grains, and low-fat or skim milk and cheese.