Diabetes Self-Management Articles

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To read more about making personal changes — and get help making them — have a look at these resources.

How to Change Things When Change is Hard
Chip Heath and Dan Heath
Broadway Books
New York City, 2010

Why We Eat More Than We Think
Brian Wansink, PhD
Bantam Books
New York City, 2010

What to Do When You Can’t Take It Anymore
William H. Polonsky, PhD
American Diabetes Association
Alexandria, Virginia, 1999

Internet Sites
Keeping an accurate record of the foods you eat and the activities you engage in can be very helpful for maintaining healthy habits. FitDay offers a free, online diet journal in which you can track your food intake, activity levels, mood, and more. Extra features are available for a fee.

This site also offers ways to track your food intake and physical activities. In addition, it has information on health and diet, blogs, and online chat groups for peer support.

The mission of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute is to address the psychological needs of people with diabetes. It offers workshops and lectures for adults and teens with diabetes in San Diego, California, as well as online videos on a variety of topics.

Helpguide.org provides information on a variety of mental and emotional health topics, as well as tips for healthy living.



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