Your Personal Best: Managing Diabetes
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.