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Type 2 DiabetesNewly Diagnosed

10 Tips: First Year with Type 2 Diabetes

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Syringes and little letter blocks spelling out, "Diabetes Type 2"
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You have medication options


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If you need to start insulin, know that your doctors are guessing your insulin doses


Yellow diamond street sign reads, "LOW CARB ZONE"
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Your doctor probably isn’t going to recommend a low-carb diet...but you should learn about it


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If low-carb eating doesn’t work for you, there are other approaches to food that can help


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Make exercise a real part of your week


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Do your own research and find online communities


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Forget about perfection


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Go to a diabetes conference for patients


Testing blood sugar with glucometer.
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Don’t be afraid of testing your blood sugar!


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Above all else: do not give up