Taking Care of Your Diabetes

Your diabetes care team will help you, but day-to-day diabetes care is up to you.

That care includes:

  • Choosing what, how much, and when to eat
  • Getting physically active
  • Taking medicine (if your doctor prescribes it)
  • Checking your blood glucose (if your doctor prescribes it)
  • Going to your appointments
  • Learning all you can about diabetes

TIP: You can ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes education program recognized by the American Diabetes Association.

Find a program near you on our Find a Recognized Education Program page or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET.

Enroll in the FREE Living With Type 2 Diabetes program to get information and support to help you live well with diabetes.


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  • Last Reviewed: October 10, 2013
  • Last Edited: February 7, 2014

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