Living Healthy With Diabetes

10 Diet and Exercise Tricks to Control Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, here are easy tips and tricks to help get blood sugar under control.

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Small goals make a big difference

by Eric Metcalf

When it comes to type 2 diabetes, you need diet and exercise goals that encourage you to succeed—not ones that set you up to fail, says Ann Goebel-Fabbri, PhD, a psychologist and investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center, in Boston.

"I think goals have to be small and well spelled out for people. Everyone has the experience of going to a health practitioner and being told something vague: 'You know, you really ought to lose weight.' What does that mean? Goals need to be broken down into small nuts and bolts," she says.

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