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Take Control of your Diabetes in 2022

New Year, New You: take control of your diabetes in 2022

The new year offers a fresh start to take charge of your health. Check out these quick tips to get a better handle on your diabetes.

  1. Know your numbers: check your blood sugar twice per day

  2. Once before breakfast, and 2 hours after dinner

  3. Aim for 80-130 in the morning, and below 180 after dinner

  4. Make sure you are taking your medications as prescribed

  5. Daily feet check

  6. Diabetes can damage the nerves in your feet, meaning you might not feel it if you have an injury. Wash AND dry your feet every day and check for blisters, sores, cuts, or redness.

  7. Watch your intake: Focus on low carb, low fat meals

  8. Carbohydrates increase blood sugar. Limit carbs to ¼ of your plate at each meal. Choose carbs that have whole grains and fiber, such as a slice of whole grain bread or a piece of fruit

  9. Get moving: any physical exercise is better than none

  10. Start slow- a 30-minute walk is a great way to ease into exercise. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise/week

  11. Don’t drink your carbs! Many beverages are high in carbohydrates, including fruit juice, milk, beer, mixed drinks, and soda. Drink water, seltzer water, tea, or coffee instead.

If you want to learn more, schedule an appointment with one of our health coaches! Health coaches offer 1:1 appointments that are 100% free! Call 704-792-2242 to schedule an appointment.

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