How can you manage your diabetes?

How can you manage your diabetes?2

The main goals of diabetes management are to:

  • carefully control blood glucose, while decreasing the risks of low and high blood glucose side effects, and
  • help slow or possibly prevent diabetes-related health problems.

Here are five tips to help manage your diabetes:

  1. Test your blood glucose as recommended by your health care professional.
  2. Take your medicine as prescribed by the doctor-- be it tablets (pills) or injectable medicines like insulin.
  3. Make healthy food choices.
  4. Include regular physical activity in your management plan with the guidance of your healthcare professionals.
  5. Learn all you can do about your diabetes.


2 IDF Diabetes Atlas (8th Ed.) (2017). International Diabetes Federation: Brussels, Belgium. Online version accessed May. 5, 2018