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People with diabetes are encouraged to exercise regularly for better blood glucose control and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Additional benefits of exercise include a healthier heart, better weight control and stress management.
Most people treat their Type 2 diabetes with medication, diet and exercise. But some people are able to stop taking medication and put their diabetes into remission. This can be life-changing.
A low carbohydrate diet is one strategy that some people might find helpful to manage their type 2 diabetes. It allows the body to maintain glucose levels at a low but healthy level.
A video featuring some practical advice on weight management for people with type 2 diabetes and those who are at risk of developing it.
This page contains useful tips on how to maintain a healthy balanced diet.
This page describes two ways used to calculate if you are a healthy weight: BMI and waist circumference. These are used to work out if you are underweight, a healthy weight or overweight and any potential impact your weight has on your health.
This page discusses physical activity and exercise.
This page gives advice on how to get started if you want to lose weight.
This page discusses strategies for weight loss, including different eating plans and tips for getting off to a good start.
This introduction to type 2 diabetes is a bitesize version of our more comprehensive My Type 2 Diabetes course. It covers all of the basics that you need to know about type 2 diabetes.
This course is aimed specifically at people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. However, if you are either newly diagnosed or have been living with diabetes for some time, this will help you to understand your diabetes better.