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Six steps to a healthy lifestyle – the keystone in managing type 2 diabetes

Pat Phillips, Melissa Carapetis

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Abstract

Setting small, gradual goals can make lifestyle changes more achievable for patients with type 2 diabetes

Article Extract

People with diabetes and their health professionals accept that having a healthy lifestyle is the keystone of diabetes management. But those people who have to adapt their lifestyle so it becomes healthy can find the necessary changes hard to accept. The ‘healthy’ choices are often hard choices and may require significant changes to the way people structure their day, do their shopping and cooking, and interact with friends and family.

This article outlines six steps to a healthy lifestyle and suggests a monitoring scheme to keep daily eating and activity on track.

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