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8 Real-Life Ways to Manage Diabetes

Make a plan to manage your diabetes.

You have type 2 diabetes, and you’re determined to stay on top of it. Good for you!  Start by consulting with your physician and diabetes educator to sketch out a plan for you to remain healthy. Together, you can develop achievable goals personalized for you.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd, III, MD, FACS; | Last Review Date:

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