Type 2 diabetes - self-care

Type 2 diabetes - managing

Medical alert bracelet

People with diabetes, seizure disorders, or heart disease should always wear a medical alert bracelet or necklace that emergency medical workers will be able to find. Medical identification products can help ensure proper treatment in an emergency.

Manage your blood sugar

Checking your blood sugar levels often and recording the results will tell you how well you are managing your diabetes so you can stay as healthy as possible. The best times to check your blood sugar are before meals and at bedtime. Your blood sugar meter may have software to help you track your blood sugar level. This is usually available from the manufacturer's website. This is usually available from the manufacturer's website. There are websites available to store your blood sugar data so your health care provider can access it more easily. Ask your provider if this might help your diabetes be better controlled.

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Take Control of Your Diabetes

Eat Healthy Foods and Manage Your Weight


Check Your Blood Sugar

You May Need Medicines

Learn to Prevent Long-term Problems of Diabetes

See Your Doctor Regularly