Diabetes Resolutions for the New Year


New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time to make those resolutions. And what better a time to get off to a fresh start with some of your diabetes management routines than at the dawn of a new year?

To help improve your health, the renowned Joslin Diabetes Center has come up with some examples of diabetes-specific resolutions you can commit to in the coming year. In keeping with the “SMART” method of goal setting[1], the resolutions are “specific, measurable, action-oriented, realistic, and time-limited.”

Examples of goals for the year are having an annual eye exam, getting a flu shot in the fall, and getting a kidney function and microalbumin test each year. Examples of goals you can set for yourself each day include examining your feet for cuts and sores, brushing and flossing your teeth, and taking your diabetes medicines.

For more examples of diabetes resolutions for the new year, click here[2].

Happy New Year!

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

  1. “SMART” method of goal setting: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/Articles/Diabetes-Basics/setting-goals-for-healthy-living-smart-in-action/
  2. click here: http://www.joslin.org/info/diabetes_resolutions_for_the_new_year.html

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