Health Tips

Tips for Managing Diabetes

  • Take diabetes medication as directed.
  • Monitor your blood-glucose levels every day.
  • Keep a food record properly.
  • If you smoke, quit it now.
  • Seek treatment for sleep apnea or daytime sleepiness.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Brush and floss regularly.

Steps to a Heart Healthy Diet

  • Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fiber.
  • Eat fish at least twice a week.
  • Limit how much saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol you eat. Only 30% of your daily calories should come from fat, with very little of that from saturated fats.
  • Select fat-free, 1% fat, and low-fat dairy products.
  • Cut back on foods containing partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to reduce trans fat in your diet.
  • Limit your salt intake.