February 2022


5 tips to get back on track for people with diabetes

(NC) The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to mental health, physical activity, and sedentary behaviour for people worldwide. So it’s no surprise that Canadians living with type 2 diabetes have also found it challenging to maintain healthy eating habits and exercise routines during the pandemic. As a result, some have struggled with their diabetes management, with four in 10 reporting blood glucose levels more frequently out of their target range.

The great news is that healthy living is a lifelong process so it’s never too late to get back on track.

Here are five tips for people with type 2 diabetes:

  1. Start small by setting goals that are realistic and attainable. For example, get outside daily for a brisk 15-minute walk to get your heart rate up and help ward off seasonal blues.
  2. Adjust your mindset. Rather than ‘restricting’ your diet, think about how you can add healthy to your meals.
  3. Find a friend to stay motivated. It’s easier to stick to healthy lifestyle changes when you have someone doing it with you.
  4. Make a plan and stick to it. Schedule your physical activity and plan some healthy meals for the week in advance.
  5. Stay in touch with your healthcare team. For Canadians living with type 2 diabetes, death from heart disease at an earlier age is a serious risk. Speak with your doctor about type 2 diabetes treatments that may also help protect your heart.

Find more resources at

Media Attachments Related Posts Terms of Use

All News Canada content is provided free of charge. Any source/sponsor of the information must also be identified as presented. For articles, credit of usage must be attributed to News Canada with "(NC)" at the beginning of an article or "" or "– News Canada" at the end. Images are only to be used with corresponding editorial copy. Usage of News Canada content constitutes your acceptance of these terms and an agreement between you and News Canada.

Disclaimer: Comments and opinions in News Canada content are those of their respective contributors only. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of News Canada Inc., its management or employees. News Canada Inc. is not responsible, and disclaims any and all liability, for the content of comments provided by contributors.