Tips on Diabetes Self-Management

I'm short on time and use a lot of packaged mixes in cooking. Is there any way to make these more healthful?


To add flavor to my meals, what are some alternatives to salt?

Adding herbs, spices, and other low-calorie but flavorful ingredients such as garlic and citrus zests and juices makes nutritious dishes more appealing to eat.

Learn more about following a low-sodium diet here.


What types of foods should I avoid to help me stay within the daily recommended sodium intake? Show Tip


What are some easy ways to lower the sodium in my diet? Show Tip


I'd like to modify several recipes to make them healthier—but I want them to taste good, too! What's a good way to start? Show Tip


How long should it take to break in a new pair of shoes? Show Tip


My feet are an unusual width. Are there certain types of shoe that might work better for me? Show Tip


What steps can I take to get a good foot measurement when buying shoes? Show Tip


What features should I look for in a custom shoe insert? Show Tip


Are there any types of shoe I should avoid? Show Tip


Are there any steps I can take to avoid getting blisters on my feet? Show Tip


I have difficulty finding off-the-shelf shoes that fit properly because of a foot deformity. Are there any other options? Show Tip


What are some rules of thumb for purchasing new shoes? Show Tip


My new shoes are a bit tight around the toes. Is this problematic? Show Tip


Does smoking have any effect on the health of my feet? Show Tip


How often should my doctor conduct a foot examination? Show Tip


I have an uncomfortable case of athlete's foot. Can I treat it with an over-the-counter cream? Show Tip


Is there anything that can help lessen the pain that neuropathy is causing in my feet? Show Tip


I like to unwind with a foot soak every evening. Is this OK for my feet? Show Tip


Can I treat an ingrown toenail myself? Show Tip


I've always enjoyed getting pedicures. How can I continue this practice while ensuring that my feet remain healthy? Show Tip


How often should I cut my toenails (or have them cut by my doctor)? Show Tip


Why might I want to have a podiatrist cut my toenails? Show Tip


I often get infections after clipping my toenails. Why might this be? Show Tip


My toenails are constantly snagging on my socks. What can I do? Show Tip


What is the best way to clip my toenails? Show Tip


How should I handle a minor cut on my foot? Show Tip


I have an irritating corn on my foot. Can I remove it with an over-the-counter product? Show Tip


How can I keep the skin on my feet healthy? Show Tip


I have low vision. What are some techniques I can use for my daily foot examination? Show Tip


What are some basic steps I can take to ensure the health of my feet? Show Tip


Start here if you're new to diabetes

New to diabetes? Find out everything you need to know.

Start with Diabetes Basics


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