Eat healthier, live happier: Take charge of your health today with this free 2-page guide to healthy food choices

Eat healthier, live happier: Take charge of your health today with this free 2-page guide to healthy food choices

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If you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and you want to enjoy great health and maintain steady blood sugar levels…nothing is more important than selecting the right foods.

Your diet plays a critical role in:

  • Regulating your blood sugar
  • Keeping your energy levels stable
  • Preventing long-term diabetes complications

With help from this simple 2-page guide, you’ll be empowered to make great food decisions with confidence.

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  • Stay mindful of influences on blood sugar like food, exercise, medication, illness, drinking, stress, and pain.
  • Track your glucose levels using fingerstick testing or continuous glucose monitoring.
  • Work with your healthcare provider to set targets and make adjustments.
  • Use your readings to guide your decisions on diet and activity timing.

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  • Educate yourself & ask questions
  • Release guilt: Diabetes progression is not a personal failure
  • Watch for concerning signs like hopelessness & know help is available
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This guide provides tips to safeguard & improve your physical health & emotional wellbeing.

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  • Monitor to detect problems early on
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Learning about kidney care can help prevent damage. And if you already have CKD, proper management can slow its progression.

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Learn how to manage diabetes while still enjoying the holidays, including:

  • Time meals for steady blood sugar control
  • Stay active through family walks or even dancing
  • Bring healthy snacks to hold you over between meals
  • Savor your favorite holiday foods in smaller portions
  • Speak to your provider about adjusting insulin

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  • This guide shares techniques to find calm.
  • Identify your stressors and warning signs
  • Avoid or limit stressful situations
  • Make time for yourself through exercise, hobbies, and relaxation
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  • Seek counseling if needed

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Fill half your plate with non-starchy veggies
Add grains, beans or starchy veggies to 1/4 of your plate
Add 3oz of protein to the last 1/4
Pair your plate with dairy or fruit on the side

This guide shows you exactly how to create healthy, diabetes-friendly meals.

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