You can take good care of yourself by learning

  • What to eat
  • How much to eat
  • When to eat

Making wise food choices can help you

  • Feel good every day
  • Loose weight if you need to
  • Lower your risk for heart disease, stroke, and other problems caused by diabetes

Healthful eating helps keep your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, in your target range. Physical activity and, if needed, diabetes medicines also help. The diabetes target range is the blood glucose level suggested by diabetes experts for good health. You can help prevent health problems by keeping your blood glucose levels on target.