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Speaking diabetes: Understanding type 2

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes—and it means that your body doesn’t use insulin properly. And while some people can control their blood sugar levels with healthy eating and exercise, others may need medication or insulin to help manage it. Regardless, you have options—and we’re here with the tools, resources and support you need.

A key part of managing type 2 diabetes is maintaining a healthy diet. You need to eat something sustainable that helps you feel better and still makes you feel happy and fed. Remember, it’s a process. Work to find helpful tips and diet plans that best suit your lifestyle—and how you can make your nutritional intake work the hardest for you.

Fitness is another key to managing type 2. And the good news, all you have to do is get moving. The key is to find activities you love and do them as often as you can. No matter how fit you are, a little activity every day can help you put yourself in charge of your life.

For more information about Type 2 Diabetes, check out the next episode of our Live Well podcast on Thursday, November 12! Lorenzo Gomez, diabetic educator with Tift Regional Diabetes Learning Center joins us for an in-depth discussion. You can find us anywhere you get your podcasts. If you or a loved one would like more help learning about or managing diabetes, please contact the Diabetes Learning Center at Tift Regional Medical Center by calling 229-353-6753.