You’re stronger than diabetes. Protect your mental health

You’re stronger than diabetes. Protect your mental health

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Living with diabetes can be challenging, but support & self-care promote resilience.

Understand the basics:

  • Assemble a healthcare team you trust
  • Educate yourself & ask questions
  • Release guilt: Diabetes progression is not a personal failure
  • Watch for concerning signs like hopelessness & know help is available
  • Set realistic goals & use tools like CGMs to understand–not judge–your blood sugar

This guide provides tips to safeguard & improve your physical health & emotional wellbeing.

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How to safeguard your renal health

How to safeguard your renal health

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Diabetes raises your chronic kidney disease (CKD) risk, but you can take charge of your kidney health by learning how to:

  • Monitor to detect problems early on
  • Manage blood sugar and blood pressure
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices

Learning about kidney care can help prevent damage. And if you already have CKD, proper management can slow its progression.

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Enjoy your favorite foods and stay healthy this holiday season

Enjoy your favorite foods and stay healthy this holiday season

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Holidays can be challenging with diabetes, but planning ahead can lead to a happier, healthier celebration.

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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Discover how to manage your stress

Discover how to manage your stress

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Stress management is an important part of self-care for diabetes. Excessive stress can harm your blood sugar & affect your health-related decision-making.

  • 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
  • Build your support network of family, friends, groups
  • Seek counseling if needed

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Build nutritious, balanced, diabetes-friendly meals

Build nutritious, balanced, diabetes-friendly meals

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Need help building balanced meals? The Diabetes Plate Method makes it simple.

Learn all the details of what to eat:

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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Learn these common diabetes dental Issues, prevention tips, & warning signs

Learn these common diabetes dental Issues, prevention tips, & warning signs

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Diabetes puts you at higher risk for oral health issues. But you can take charge of your dental wellness.

Discover how to enjoy good oral health when you have diabetes:

  • Learn to recognize conditions like gingivitis, thrush, & dry mouth
  • Be proactive by brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist
  • Watch out for these warning signs of poor dental health

Get the knowledge you need to keep your smile happy & healthy.

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Go from zero to 5K in just 12 weeks with this walking plan

Go from zero to 5K in just 12 weeks with this walking plan

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Time to kickstart your fitness? Exercise is one of the most effective tools for managing diabetes.

Here are just a few of the ways being active can improve your health:

  • Helps control weight
  • Helps your body use insulin better
  • Lowers blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol
  • Improves mood and energy levels

This easy guide shows you how to go from not being active to walking 5K (3.1 miles) every day.

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