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Description:This image depicts a person with diabetes in the foreground listening to a community health worker familiar with the necessary proactive approach one must implement in order to maintain control over the detrimental effects of this disease. The health worker was providing answers to questions posed by the patient regarding actions she’d need to take, enabling her to lead a healthy, active life with diabetes.

Healthy eating, physical activity, and insulin injections are the basic therapies for type 1 diabetes. The amount of insulin taken must be balanced with food intake and daily activities. Blood glucose levels must be closely monitored through frequent blood glucose testing.
Healthy eating, physical activity, and blood glucose testing are the basic therapies for type 2 diabetes. In addition, many people with type 2 diabetes require oral medication, insulin, or both to control their blood glucose levels.

People with diabetes must take responsibility for their day-to-day care, and keep blood glucose levels from going too low or too high.

People with diabetes should see a health care provider who will monitor their diabetes control and help them learn to manage their diabetes. In addition, people with diabetes may see endocrinologists, who may specialize in diabetes care; ophthalmologists for eye examinations; podiatrists for routine foot care; and dietitians and diabetes educators who teach the skills needed for daily diabetes management.

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation; Diabetes Public Health Resource; Diabetes and Me: Be Active
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation; Eat Right
CDC - National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Diabetes Translation; Take Charge of Your Diabetes: 3. Keeping Track of Your Blood Glucose
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Copyright Restrictions:None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image.

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