Making healthy lifestyle choices not only supports general good health they also help to minimise diabetes-related complications. Health lifestyle choices should include physical activity, healthy eating, medication, blood glucose management and weight control.
Regular communication with your healthcare team
There are a number of healthcare professionals who can help you manage your diabetes. Keeping in touch with them on a regular basis and feeling empowered to take responsibility for your health is essential to living well with diabetes.
Keeping your mental health on track while living with diabetes is important. Looking after yourself and your emotions can make a big difference to preventing complications.
Annual cycle of care
You can reduce your risk of diabetes-related complications by keeping your blood pressure, blood glucose levels and blood fats as close to normal as possible. This process of monitoring your health over the year is called the Annual Cycle of Care.