Your Personal Best: Managing Diabetes

Your Personal Best

By WVUA Digital Reporter Anneliese Taggart

According to the American Diabetes Association, 34 million Americans deal with diabetes, with approximately 95% having Type 2 diabetes. Below are tips in helping manage diabetes:

  • Monitor your blood glucose levels daily
  • Integrate healthy nutritional practices and exercise into your lifestyle
  • Have a nutritious snack in the afternoon between main meals – this will help regulate blood sugar and prevent spikes. One example of a nutritious snack is an apple with peanut butter, which contains good protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and fiber

In managing Type 2 diabetes, it is important to work with your physician and know the types of food to integrate into your lifestyle.

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