MOVE MORE! Aim for 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week. This does not have to be formal “gym exercises.” Find a type of movement you like to do and do it! Dancing fun for you? Find a dance class to take. Have an animal you love ... take them for a nice long walk. Extra points for doing your movement practice outside in nature for extra a1c lowering effect.
Eating whole foods, mostly plant-based diet has been shown in research to CURE diabetes. Have unlimited non-starchy vegetables but watch the portion sizes of fruits, proteins, fats, and complex carbohydrates. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder so if you have it ... your body cannot process and metabolize foods well, especially carb-heavy foods, so limited the portions of those can help your diabetes management GREATLY! You might want to work with a nutritionist or health coach to reach your goals if this is something you need some help around!
Stress management. OOOF. This one feels heavy in our modern society. It’s tough. And we have to work really hard to work time into our busy schedules to relax.
Stick to a meal schedule. Eating too much or too little can make take your blood sugars on a rollercoaster ride. Your doctor can help you determine proper eating timing for you.
Checking blood sugar levels. Work with your doctor to see how often is right for you to be monitoring.