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Type 2 diabetes: Know the risks
The first steps to preventing diabetes are knowing what increases your risk for developing type 2 diabetes and learning the small actions you can take to delay or prevent the disease. Certain risk factors of diabetes, like family history or age, you can't change. But there are things you can do-like staying at a healthy weight and making nutritious food choices-that can lower your risk. If you are at risk, you can talk with your doctor about how to make healthy changes in your life. Find out more here.
A plan for living better with diabetes
If you have diabetes (or know someone who does) and you want to learn more about it, you will find many helpful topics and decision-making tools in our Diabetes Learning Center. You can learn about the types of diabetes, how to manage diabetes, and how to help prevent further health problems. Click here to get to the Diabetes Learning Center, your one-stop resource for information about diabetes.
Learning to eat to beat diabetes
Finding out that you need to eat a certain way for diabetes can be hard to accept. And your feelings can either motivate you or interfere with your ability to follow your diet. This tool will walk you through step-by-step questions to learn how to recognize your frame of mind and how your mood can affect your food choices. Then find out what you can do to cope with your emotions and make it easier to follow a healthy eating plan. Diabetes: Coping With Your Feelings About Your Diet
Set a goal to outsmart diabetes in 3 steps
Have you been diagnosed with prediabetes? If so, it's time to set your goal to prevent type 2 diabetes. It may seem overwhelming, but take it one step at a time. Your first step: knowing why you want to make a change. You'll make your own plan, know what to do if you slip up, and get tips for staying on track. Start today with these 3 simple ways to set and stick to your goals. Prediabetes: Setting a Goal to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes: Is an insulin pump the right choice for you?
You may have heard about the benefits of getting an insulin pump. But is it the right choice for you? If you are trying to decide, you can use this interactive tool to help you understand the pros and cons of getting an insulin pump. Then you can discuss them with your doctor. Knowing more about your options can make you happier about your decision.
Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump?