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Tips for Managing Blood Sugar

Tips for Managing Blood Sugar

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Living well with diabetes is possible!

There are things you can do to help you stay healthy.




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Choose water instead of sugary drinks.


Make healthy food choices.

Use your plate as a guide

  • Fill half of your plate with vegetables.
  • Fill the other half of your plate with a grain/starch and a protein.
  • Add a side of fruit.

Do something active every day.

  • Choose an activity that you enjoy.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Ask a friend or family member to join you.

Find healthy ways to reduce stress.

Stress can raise your blood sugar. Below are some ideas that may help you feel less stressed.

  • Talk with others.
  • Go for a walk in nature.
  • Spend time on a hobby such as beading or gardening.
My Native Plate - Fruit, Vegetables, Protein, Grain/Starch, and Water
A man hiking with a child in his backpack.

Ask your medical provider if the following is right for you:

Blood glucose meter.

Checking blood sugar

Rx Medication containers and pills.

Taking medicines