People typically enter January with the best of intentions, often related to health and well-being. Whether it is to lose weight, to exercise more or to eat better, we all can use a little help keeping on track with our resolutions.
Fortunately, the American Diabetes Association has many programs, tools and other resources to help people achieve their goals for diabetes management and overall health—many of them free. Here are just a few ways you can ensure your New Year’s resolution remains intact all year long.
If your goal is to determine your risk for diabetes, try:
- Risk Test: By completing this short and simple test online, you can take the first step toward assessing your risk for type 2 diabetes.
If your goal is to better manage your diabetes, try:
- Diabetes 24/7: This application allows you to manage your diabetes and share valuable personal health information with your health care team. Keep track of your blood glucose levels, physical activity and medications and securely share that data with anyone you choose, such as your doctor, a family member or a school nurse.
- Living with Type 2 Diabetes: Recently diagnosed with type 2? You probably have a lot of questions. Our free program shows you how to live well during your first year, with everything from stats to exercise ideas to info on medications—all in one place. Plus, it’s available in English and Spanish, online or by mail.
If your goal is to improve your diet or expand your healthy-meal repertoire, try:
- MyFoodAdvisor: Recipes for Healthy Living®: This new online resource provides you with recipes, cooking tips and a meal plan each month. Tracking what you eat can help manage your diabetes and in turn prevent the onset of complications.
- Check out our cookbooks: From comfort food to 30-minute meals to international fare, our selection of cookbooks offers something for every taste and skill level. And by purchasing our publications directly, you help fund our research, education and advocacy efforts!
What approach are you taking to your 2012 resolutions? How are you keeping yourself accountable?