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If you've recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you may not know where to start. Some of the basic goals you should have in mind when starting diabetes treatment include:
 
  • Controlling your blood sugar (you may need to take oral medication, insulin, or both)
  • Being active every day
  • Working closely with your healthcare team
  • Developing and maintaining a healthy eating plan.
 
Managing your diabetes properly can help reduce the risk of serious long-term health problems associated with the disease, such as heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, and nerve damage.
 
(Click Diabetes Treatment for more details on how to get your blood sugar under control.)
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