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Type 2 Diabetes: Eat low calorie foods

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Millions of people are living with Type 2 diabetes.

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People who are living with Type 2 Diabetes should: check and monitor glucose levels daily, eat low calories foods, limit the number of carbohydrates consumed, keep track of daily caloric intake, take medication and insulin as prescribed, exercise, maintain weight within your Body Mass Index (BMI) range, stop smoking, avoid drinking alcohol, and follow up with your doctor regularly.

If you've been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes: change your lifestyle, eat low calorie foods and exercise daily. Most low calorie diets contain 1200 calories, 1500 calories or 1800 calories per day. If you need assistance reducing your daily caloric intake, contact a dietitian or weight loss center in your area.

Former American Idol judge Randy Jackson talks about Type 2 Diabetes on the Doctor's Show, "I had to change my diet completely and combine that with exercise," watch the entire Doctor's Show video "Randy Jackson talks Type 2 Diabetes" Randy Jackson eats healthy, exercises and practices yoga.

Living with Type 2 Diabetes doesn’t mean it is a death sentence. Learn how to manage and live with Type 2 Diabetes.

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Always check with your doctor before exercising and starting a new regimen.

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