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Take care of your diabetes to live a long and healthy life and do all the things your friends do.
- Choose fruits and vegetables, whole-grain bread, low-fat meats, low-fat or skim milk and cheese, whole-grain or brown rice, and beans. Eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, and one or two snacks.
- Try to eat at the same time each day.
- Baked, broiled, or grilled choices are best – remove skin and all the fat you see.
- Use small amounts of oil and low-fat margarine, salad dressing, and mayo.
- Avoid butter, fatty meats (like bacon and hot dogs), and fried foods.
- Choose snacks wisely. Try fresh fruit, or one slice low-fat cheese and 5-6 crackers.
- Play basketball or soccer, ride a bike or go for a brisk walk.
- Be active for 60 minutes every day. You can break it up into 20 minutes, three times a day.
- Keep TV and computer time to less than two hours each day.
Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat small servings of food and be active. This can help with your blood glucose control and prevent weight gain.
- Ask your doctor what a healthy weight is for you.
- Teens with type 1 need insulin. Teens with type 2 diabetes may need to take insulin or pills.
- Make sure to take your medicine as instructed every day.
Check your blood glucose
- Learn how to check your blood glucose at home with a meter. Your doctor will teach you how and tell you what your blood glucose should be.
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