For People with Diabetes

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If you are living with diabetes or have a loved one with the disease, it’s important to work together to manage diabetes. Use these resources to learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices to help manage diabetes, prevent complications, and improve your quality of life.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes means that your blood sugar (glucose) level is too high. Learn about the different types of diabetes and which groups are more likely to develop diabetes.
 

Coping with Emotional Issues

Emotional issues—such as depression—often go along with diabetes. Learn how to cope with emotional struggles while managing your diabetes.
 

Resources for Children and Teens

Type 2 diabetes is becoming more common in young people. Learn about the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and find out how to lower your child’s risk for getting type 2 diabetes.

Taking Care of Your Diabetes

Take control of your health by working with your health care team and adopting healthy behaviors to avoid complications and enjoy a healthier life.
 

Being Physically Active

Physical activity is a great way to help manage diabetes and stay at a healthy weight. Use these resources to learn how to incorporate exercise into your daily life.

Resources for Older Adults

Type 2 diabetes occurs in people of all ages, but it’s more common in older adults. NDEP offers resources that can help older adults learn how to better manage their diabetes.

Avoiding Diabetes Complications

People with diabetes are at risk for complications that may affect their hearts, eyes, feet, kidneys, and other parts of the body. Read about how to prevent these complications.

Healthy Eating and Cooking

Healthy eating is an important part of diabetes management, but it can be hard to know where to start. Use these resources to help you eat healthier at home, at work, and when dining out.

Being Prepared in an Emergency

Emergencies and natural disasters can seriously affect people with diabetes. Find out how to be prepared for emergency situations.
 

Page last reviewed: February 19, 2016