10 Tips for Managing Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong, total-body problem. Manage blood sugars and overall health with these smart tips.

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Keep a food record.


As you are learning to gain control over your weight and blood sugar, it can be helpful to keep a log that includes some specific information about your eating habits. Every time you eat, jot down where you are; what time it is; how hungry you feel before beginning to eat and again when you stop eating; the foods and amounts eaten; and your thoughts or feelings at the time. Over time, you'll start to see patterns. By identifying the situations in which you're most likely to make poor food choices — something we often do as a response to anxiety or stress — you can learn to substitute new activities.