There are ways you can take control of your diabetes!
Taking control of managing your diabetes can make a difference. There are some simple things you can do that may help you feel better and live healthier - see our Smart Tips. This is your life so choose to live it the best way you can!
Physical activity and food are vital parts of any healthy lifestyle; however they take on a new importance when you have diabetes. Along with your medicines, staying active and following a healthy meal plan can help to maintain your blood glucose (blood sugar) levels within your target range.
Adopting an active lifestyle and changing your dietary habits can be a little challenging initially, however, you may find it easier if you adopt small changes with the help of your doctor, family and friends.
Food and Nutrition
Healthy eating and meal planning is very important in managing your diabetes. Consult your health care team to find out more about right food options for you. You can read Diabetes Australia dietary advice here.
Along with many other health benefits, staying active can help to keep your blood glucose levels within your targets. Please consult your health care team for suitable options for you to maintain an active lifestyle.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and are taking medication, your Health Care Professional may ask you to monitor your blood glucose levels. Being aware of your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) level is an important part of managing your diabetes and keeping healthy. It will tell you how well your body is responding to medications, changes in diet and exercise.