My Health at Vanderbilt

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
  In order to prevent medical complications, it is important to take measures to manage your diabetes. The resources for this topic provide basic information about diabetes self-management and care. Specific aspects such as how to monitor your blood sugar at home, nutrition information, meal planning and tips to avoid weight gain are also discussed.
Overview of Self Care
  • Diabetes Care: 10 Ways to Avoid Complications (
  • Staying Healthy with Diabetes (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Home Blood Sugar Monitoring
  • Blood Sugar Testing (
  • Blood Tests to Help you Manage your Diabetes (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Diabetes Management: How Lifestyle, Daily Routine Affect Blood Sugar (
  • Menopause and Diabetes: A Twin Challenge (
    Hemoglobin HbA1c Test
  • Hemoglobin A1c Measurement (Thomson Micromedex)
    Nutrition Guidelines
  • Create Your Plate (American Diabetes Association)
  • Recipes for Healthy Living (American Diabetes Association)
  • What I Need to Know About Eating and Diabetes (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
    Understanding Food Labels
  • How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Make Your Calories Count (Food and Drug Administration)
  • Reading Food Labels (American Diabetes Association)
    Meal Planning
  • Recipe and Meal Planner Guide (National Diabetes Education Program)
  • Virtual Grocery Store (American Diabetes Association)
  • Your Guide to Eating out (American Diabetes Association)
    Techniques to Avoid Weight Gain
  • Weight Loss (American Diabetes Association)
  • Diabetes and Exercise (American Academy of Family Physicians)
  • Exercise Getting Motivated (American Diabetes Association)
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Diabetes and Exercise (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Physical Activity and Diabetes (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
  • Walking: A Step in the Right Direction (Weight-control Information Network)
    Safe Disposal of Needles
  • Sharps Disposal (Food and Drug Administration)
    Where Should I Inject Insulin?
  • What do I Need to Know About Insulin? (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
    Insulin Storage
  • Storing Insulin (American Diabetes Association)
  • What do I Need to Know about Diabetes Medicines? (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
    Ketone Testing
    How to Quit Smoking
  • (National Cancer Institute)
  • Smoking: Steps to Help You Break the Habit (American Academy of Family Physicians)
    Oral Medications
  • Diabetes Treatment: Medications for Type 2 Diabetes (
  • Specific Medications: Diabetes Pills (National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse)
    Coping with Diabetes
  • Anger (American Diabetes Association)

    This health information provided by Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center