Over 20 million Americans have diabetes and almost one-third are not aware
that they have it. Uncontrolled diabetes can lead to heart disease, kidney
failure, leg infections, and other serious health problems. In fact, diabetes is
the leading cause of blindness in the United States. By following the steps
below and working with your healthcare team, you can prevent or control diabetes
and even reduce your risk of long-term complications. What About Low-Carb Diets?
What's the Role of Fiber?
I. Understanding Your Diabetes
Step 1: What is
Step 2: Who gets type 2 diabetes?
Step 3: How do you know if you have
diabetes? II. Managing Your Diabetes
Step 4: You're in charge - design a
Step 5: Monitor your blood sugar
Step 6: Lose weight and follow
the right diet
Step 7: Exercise
Step 8: Drugs and insulin III. Knowing the
Consequences of Diabetes
Step 9: Treat low blood sugar
Step 10: Avoid long-term