Tips For Your Heart Care Journey

When you have type 2 diabetes, it can be overwhelming to manage so many things. That’s why we’ve designed the Know Diabetes by Heart Initiative™ to help your heart care journey be easier than ever.

Check out our free resources to start your heart care journey.

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    Having an ongoing conversation with your doctor makes life with type 2 diabetes easier. Check out this guide so you know what to ask.

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    Get monthly tips, tools, and resources for people living with type 2 when you sign up for the KDBH™ newsletter.

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    Join our monthly Ask the Experts Q&A Series for real-time answers to the questions that matter most.

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    Become a member of ADA’s year-long Living with Type 2 Diabetes program to get an all-access pass to healthy recipes, e-books, monthly newsletters, and ongoing support.

 

Check out our free resources to start your heart care journey.

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    Check in with your doctor regularly. Ask about your heart health.

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    Continue healthy eating habits. Add fruits, veggies, and whole grains as an easy way to increase fiber. The benefits of a higher fiber diet include lower cholesterol and better blood sugar management.

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    Stay moving. Walking alone or with a friend, is a great way to stay active.

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    Self-care can be heart care. Lowering your stress is good for your mind and body.

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    Quit smoking. For ALL the right reasons.

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    Monitor your blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and kidney function.

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    Take medication(s) as prescribed.

 

 

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You’re not in this alone.

Receive online support from people going through experiences just like you. Visit: supportnetwork.heart.org or community.diabetes.org/home

 

 

Find answers to your questions and join the initiative at: knowdiabetesbyheart.org/join