When you have diabetes, there are 2 parts to learning how to take care of yourself. The first part is to get information about diabetes so you can make good choices. The second part is to develop the skills to put your diabetes information to use in your daily life.
This section, Diabetes Basics, will help you with the first part. It gives you general diabetes information such as the types and signs and symptoms of diabetes. You will also learn about the 4 things you need to do to manage your diabetes. These include eating for good health, staying active, checking your blood sugar, and taking medicine.