Take Charge of your Diabetes

Fordland ClinicHealthcare


A diabetes diagnosis can be a scary thing, but there is a lot you can do to keep your diabetes in check and live a happy, healthy, and full life.

Making healthy choices and taking steps to manage your diabetes can ensure you don’t just live but thrive with diabetes. But it’s important to take steps now, such as finding a balance of nutrition, physical activity and mental health management. It’s all about finding the right balance that works for you.

Figuring out what to eat can feel like a hassle sometimes, though a key to feeling your best lies in the food choices you make. Your health care provider can help you decide on healthy choices that fit in with your daily routine. Be sure to include foods that you like and maybe even try something new along the way.

Along with following a good diet and taking proper medications, regular physical activity is an important part of managing your diabetes.  Whether you are taking walks around the block or going for a run, getting started is the important part. Setting goals every day to be active is a great place to start and a great habit to incorporate into your life. If you haven’t been very active or have health concerns always consult with your provider about an exercise program before you begin one.