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Diabetes HealthSense provides easy access to resources to help you live well and meet your goals—whether you have diabetes or are at risk for the disease.

Live well. Eat healthy. Be active.
It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.

Setting Goals to Improve Your Health

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Making changes to prevent or manage diabetes is about setting goals that work for you. Breaking a goal down into small steps can make achieving it easier.

Physical Activity: Practical Tips and Action Steps

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Being physically active can help you prevent and manage diabetes. Find out how to take small steps to become more active and keep it up over time.

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

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Losing weight wasn’t easy for Latecia, but after seeing her mom live with diabetes, she knew she needed to make changes in her life to prevent the disease.

Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Sorcy's Story

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Sorcy has changed her family's eating and activity habits to help manage her diabetes—and to prevent the disease in her daughters.

The Lasting Impact of Gestational Diabetes

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Sandra’s history of gestational diabetes increases her future risk for developing diabetes and her son’s risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. She and her family take steps to prevent diabetes together. If you have a history of gestational diabetes, find out what you can do to stay healthy and reduce your risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Cope with Stress and Emotions

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Be Active

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Eat Healthy

  • A Healthier You
    This easy-to-use resource guide helps you make smart choices from every food group, find balance between food and physical activity, and get the most out of the calories you consume.
  • Journey for Control
    This website is filled with information about living with diabetes and developing habits for healthy eating and physical activity through small, sensible steps.

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Manage Your Weight


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