Living with diabetes takes a 24/7 commitment.
In order to keep your diabetes under control, you must follow your diabetes treatment plan. Careful management of diabetes can reduce your risk of serious — even life-threatening — complications.
Choose healthy foods and maintain a healthy weight.
If you’re overweight, losing just 7% of your body weight can make a significant difference in your blood-sugar control. A healthy diet is one with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, with a limited amount of saturated fat.
Make physical activity part of your daily routine.
Regular exercise can help prevent prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, or help those who already have diabetes to better control their blood sugar. Thirty minutes of moderate exercise — such as a brisk walk — is recommended. Exercise strengthens bones and the heart, and it reduces stress.
Combining aerobic exercises, such as walking or dancing, on most days, with resistance training, such as weightlifting or yoga, twice a week, often helps control blood sugar more effectively than doing either type of exercise alone.
Delaware Diabetes Coalition
The Delaware Diabetes Coalition, Inc. helps to improve the lives of all people in Delaware affected by diabetes through awareness, prevention, identification, dissemination of services, and advocacy.Learn more
Emergency Diabetes Fund (EMDF)
For the Emergency Diabetes Fund copy please change to: For more information about the EMDF or to find a state service center near you or an approved participating pharmacy, please call the Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention at 302-744-1020.
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