Fact #1: Diabetes is a serious disease. It can lead to serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputations.
Fact #2: The only way to know for sure what your levels are is to check your blood glucose.
Fact #3: Small amounts of foods that contain sugar can be part of a healthy meal plan.
Fact #4: A healthy meal plan for people with diabetes is a healthy meal plan for everyone. Eat foods that are high in fiber and low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt
(sodium), and added sugars.
Fact #5: Physical activity is safe—and essential—for people with diabetes.