eat healthy foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products
be physically active for at least 30 minutes
check your blood sugar
take the medications, if any, that your health care team has prescribed for you
check your feet and skin for any sores or cuts
At Every Visit to your Health Care Provider
get your blood pressure, weight, and feet checked
go over your blood sugar records and your nutrition and physical activity plan
At Least Twice a Year
get an A1C test
get a dental exam
At Least Once a Year
get an eye exam
get a complete foot exam
get a urine and blood test to check your kidneys
get your cholesterol checked
get a flu shot in the fall
At least once in a lifetime, be sure to get a pneumonia shot.
Speak to your doctor or health care provider about how you can learn to manage your diabetes, stay healthy, and prevent complications.
Easy Eating for Busy People
Diabetes and Your Feet
Diabetes Can Harm Your Vision
Know Your Blood Sugar Numbers
Diabetes Can Increase Your Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke
What is Diabetes?
Do I Have Diabetes?
I Have Diabetes. What Can I Do to Stay Healthy?
Low Blood Sugar, High Blood Sugar, and Sick Days
Tips to Help You Feel Better and Stay Healthy
What is the A1C Test?
These materials are available from the Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse at www.maclearinghouse.com/category/DIAB.html.
This information is provided by Diabetes Prevention and Control Program within the Department of Public Health.