Take control of your diabetes

On this page you will find information and websites to help you to identify, prevent and manage diabetes.

  • Diabetes can happen to anyone
    • Know your risk factors
      • Not exercising
      • Eating a diet high in calories and fat
      • Having family members who had diabetes
    • Symptoms of diabetes:
      • Frequent thirst or urination
      • Being tired all the time
      • Blurry vision
  • Diabetes can affect other parts of your body:
    • Your eyes, kidneys and nerves
    • It can lead to heart disease
  • Reduce your chances of getting diabetes:
    • Watch your weight, try to reduce 1-2 pounds a week
    • Eat food that is low in fat and high in fiber
    • Eat out less
    • Monitor your blood sugar regularly
    • Stay active and try to exercise or walk daily
    • See your doctor regularly
  • You can have diabetes and still live an active life