Type 2 Diabetes
Life doesn’t end with type 2 diabetes.
Maybe you’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Or maybe you’ve been living with it for awhile. Here’s the thing: your journey is unique and it starts fresh every day.
No matter where you are with type 2 diabetes, there are some things you should know. It's the most common form of diabetes. Type 2 means that your body doesn't use insulin properly. And while some people can control their blood sugar levels with healthy eating and exercise, others may need medication or insulin to manage it. Regardless, you have everything you need to fight it.
Every type 2 journey is unique
Put the right fuel in your body
Get moving with a fitness plan
Fitness is a key part of managing type 2. And the good news, all you have to do is get moving. You don’t have to become an ultra-marathoner. You can start slowly with a walk around the block or a simple bike ride. The key is to find activities you love and do them as often as you can.
Here’s how you can get started:
- Work with your doctor to determine what level of physical activity you should engage in
- Figure out how much time per day you can devote to exercise
- Set fitness goals—having clear goals can help you stay motivated
- Consider where you’ll start working out—the gym, in your neighborhood, in a park?
- Build different activities into your daily routine
- Start slowly and allow for recovery time
- Keep track of what you do and stay focused on your goals
- Listen to your body