Taking Control of Diabetes
Starts with Four Simple Steps:
At Health Mart, we've created the Diabetes Life Center to give people with diabetes easy access to important information about the disease. In addition to some simple tips outlined below, your local Health Mart pharmacist can talk to you about specific ways you can manage your diabetes.
1. Weight control
Life changes in eating habits, physical activity, and attitudes about food and weight are essential to weight management and healthy living.
Physical activity — one of the top tools available to improve your diabetes control — provides a host of benefits for your quality of life, blood glucose control, and overall mental and physical health.
Seek support to maintain control of your diabetes and to enjoy your life to the fullest. Whether your main support comes from your spouse, a close friend, your physician, or a diabetes support group, there are people who care and can help.
4. Management and control:
Monitoring your blood sugar levels, managing your diet, medication adherence and a good relationship with a trusted physician are all important for effectively managing your diabetes.
Managing Diabetes with Help from Our Sponsors
Each of the companies sponsoring the Health Mart Healthy Living Tour provide information on their Web sites regarding the management and treatment of diabetes.