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Living healthy is good living

Oh, you KNOW I love food. If you’re like me, the most challenging part of a diabetes management plan is figuring out what to eat and sticking to a food plan. Staying active can be tricky, too, with work, family, and everything else that keeps you busy. But when you’re getting real about living healthy with type 2 diabetes and reducing that cardiovascular risk, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?

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Find out which diabetes-friendly meal matches your personality

Take this fun quiz to reveal some delicious meal options. (Don’t forget to check with your doctor before you make any diet changes. They know a bit more than I do!)

Tips for healthy eating

When I decided to get real about my diabetes, my doctor showed me how much my current diet was going to hurt me in the long run. So when I decided to clean up my diet, I wasn’t messing around. Changing how you eat is a process, and it doesn’t happen overnight.

Your doctor and care team can give you good advice about nutrition and how to be as healthy as you can. Talk to them before making any major changes to your diet. They’ll steer you in the right direction to make sure that you’re making choices that are right for you.

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Getting out and active

Physical activity is important to your health and blood sugar control, and may help reduce cardiovascular risk.

It only takes half an hour a day

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends moderate physical activity for 150 minutes a week, which could be as simple as 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. Check in with your care team first. They can help come up with the right activity plan for you.

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Keep sessions short. Start with 10 minutes at a time

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Moving forward, try adding a few minutes to your activity plan

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Don’t go crazy. If your body tells you to slow down or take a break, do it

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"Want more tips on moving and staying on track? You've got it."

What healthy new activity should you try?

It’s time for some good habits for managing your diabetes. Take this fun quiz, and I’ll tell you the activity you were born to do!

Know your cardiovascular risk—and what you can do about it

Recognizing the link between cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes is the first step toward lowering your risk. 

Get real about your risk

How Anthony got real about diabetes

Here's how Anthony got real about eating healthy, being active, and listening to his doctor.

Check out his story

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