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Whether you have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or were diagnosed
with type 1 diabetes in childhood, you can live a healthy, active life with diabetes.
When you maintain a healthy lifestyle, you are helping to control your diabetes.
Proper diabetes management includes choosing healthy meals made up of nutritious
foods. It also involves being physically active and reducing bad habits like smoking
and drinking alcohol. The great thing about managing diabetes this way is that it
can benefit your overall health and reduce your risk for other health issues.
Testing your blood sugar
Testing blood sugar is essential for people with diabetes. Monitoring blood sugar
levels can help you understand your body's needs at different times of the day.
Depending on your levels, you may need to adjust your physical activity, meals,
or insulin treatment.