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Living with type 2 diabetes

Here you'll find information about living with type 2 diabetes.

Blood sugar control

Black coffee is just one surprising reason for blood sugar upswings and dips. Innocent foods, spices, housework, and even your boss can make levels go up or down.

Type 2 diabetes & diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for everyone, but it is especially important for people with diabetes. Four key things to focus on are carbs, fibre, fat and salt. Here's what you should know about each of them.

See drinks you can enjoy when you’re living with type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes & exercise

If you have type 2 diabetes and are getting started with exercise, learn what you should know before you start working out.

Exercise is very important in managing type 2 diabetes. Combining diet, exercise, and medication (when recommended) can help control your weight and blood sugar level.

Type 2 diabetes and your emotions

Guilt, self-blame, fatigue, boredom - all of these can creep in as you take care of type 2 diabetes day after day. Learn how to be kind to yourself and stay positive. It will help your health in the long run.

Understanding the emotional impact of diabetes is crucial to staying well. Learn how to keep your emotions balanced with lifestyle choices, social support, and mental health counselling.

Managing type 2 diabetes

As with any long-term condition, dealing with diabetes can be stressful. But you can learn to cope with the help of your health care team, family, friends, support groups and organisations.

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