U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Diabetes Education Program

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.

Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Finding the Support You Need

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If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel powerful emotions—but you're not alone. Finding support in your family, friends, and community can help.

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.

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.

Staying Healthy On-the-Go with Diabetes

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When you’re on the road, it can be hard to stick to your routine when it comes to healthy eating and physical activity. David shares his tips for staying healthy with diabetes when he is on-the-go.

Healthy Eating with Diabetes

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Making changes in the way you eat can be difficult. Learn about small steps for healthy eating to help you manage your weight..

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Need help getting started, or feeling overwhelmed? Take a look at some of the resources below to help you get on the right track.

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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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