People with diabetes are at increased risk for health conditions such as heart disease, infections, and damage to the kidneys and nerves. The risk of diabetes-related health complications can be decreased with proper blood sugar management and a healthy lifestyle.
Here are a few wellness tips that may help:
- Address extra pounds. Losing 5 to 10% of your body weight can improve blood sugar control.
- Eat fiber. Fiber is important for keeping blood sugar and insulin levels stable.
- Quit smoking.
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