Setting dietary and exercise goals is important for people with diabetes. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help you achieve your diabetes management goals as well. For instance, maintaining a near-normal blood glucose level, having healthy lipid levels, and a reasonable weight are all goals that will improve your quality of life.
"We live in a culture of low targets," writes Hana, one of my regular correspondents in England who has diabetes. For example, her nurse told her that that walking for half an hour three times a week was enough exercise to make a difference, and it doesn't have to be fast walking. "I do a lot more than that," she says. I agree with Hana.…