Living healthy with diabetes


Diabetes is a chronic health condition that affects how well your body turns food into energy. With diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or cannot use it as well as it should.

Diabetes is not something that goes away by itself. You can live a healthy life with diabetes. Here are some things you can do.

See your doctor regularly.

You will need to have checkups with your doctor on a regular basis. Your doctor will monitor your progress and adjust your care if needed. Make sure to keep your appointments.

We have transportation services for you to use if you need help getting to your doctor visits. Call us at 800-700-3874, ext. 5577, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at least 5 business days before your appointment.

Follow the instructions your doctor gives you to manage diabetes.

This includes taking medicine your doctor prescribes for your diabetes care.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle.

These habits can help you live a healthy lifestyle:

  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Be active.

Learn about how to manage your diabetes and get support.

  • Our Case Management services can help you make sure you understand your diagnosis and have everything you need to start managing it. Call 800-700-3874, ext. 5512.
  • We offer the Healthier Living Program, where you will learn about healthy eating, staying active, building relationships and improving your quality of life. You can also get a Target gift card for up to $50 when you attend the 6-week workshop. To join or learn more, call our Health Education Line at 800-700-3874, ext. 5580.

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