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How to treat and take care of diabetes?

  1. A fasting glucose test is recommended: This is a test of your blood sugar levels taken in the morning before you have eaten. A level of 126 mg/dL or higher may mean that you have diabetes.
  2. After taking this test, visit your physician with the result for further diagnosis and treatment.
  3. Eating a balanced diet which is rich in vegetables is key to living a healthy life while treating diabetes. It is recommended that you work with your doctor or dietitian to set up a menu plan that works well for you.
  4. Lastly, a key part in the treatment of diabetes is regular exercise. It is recommended that you check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Regular exercise improves your body's use of insulin and may lower blood sugar levels.