Educate Yourself
Diabetes is a chronic condition with no cure but can be contained with constant monitoring and management. If you educate yourself about the different aspects of diabetes management, it can be managed effectively and efficiently. Healthy living practices when incorporated in day to day life can become a habit over a period of time.

The important thing to keep in mind to keep your sugar levels in the healthy range are achieving weight loss by maintaining a balance between what you eat and exercise. This will go a long way in preventing or delaying complications. Many people with diabetes live long and healthy lives.
Be In Charge Of Yourself And Your Diabetes
Image PlaceholderHealthcare teams who are dealing with your diabetes are experts but you need to take charge and be the expert for yourself. You can take help in getting all the information you need from your dietician or nutritionist, your doctor and your trainer. Work closely with your healthcare team which will help you to cope with this.

When you have diabetes it is very important to stay healthy and active, although sometimes it’s easier said than done. But you are not alone – more than 65.1 million Indiansare suffering from this disease. And you don’t have to do it alone all the way – your healthcare team can help you find solutions that fit into your lifestyle and help you stay healthy.
Talk And Share With Other Diabetics
Image PlaceholderYou should connect with other people who have diabetes. Talking with other people who are in the same boat as you will put you at ease about managing the disease. In a group, people will share their stories and you will end up learning more about their experiences. Group discussions like this will also help you vent your frustration and hear answers to questions you did not think of.
Set Achievable Goals
Getting over-burdened by all that you have learnt and understood about diabetes can cause more harm than gain. Set goals for yourself that you can achieve without disappointing yourself. You can start by setting realistic short-term and long-term goals. For example, your short term goal can be losing 1 kg weight in two weeks and your long term goal can be losing 10 kgs in the next 6 months.
Few Reasons To Manage Your Diabetes
Diabetes can affect your body and lifestyle. There are few benefits which you can get if you create and stick with a proper management plan:
  • You will feel more energetic and great sense of wellbeing.
  • You will adapt yourself to a healthy way of living.
  • It may help in reduction of serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness or lower limb loss.
Few Questions For Your Next Doctor's Appointment
Next time you visit your doctor, keep your set of questions ready with you. Here are a few that you should ask
  • When was the last time my A1C was checked?
  • Are my readings from the latest test okay?
  • What dietary changes should I make?
  • Do my feet and eyes need any special attention or tests?