Eat a healthy, balanced diet: Choose foods that are high in fiber and nutrients, and low in added sugars and unhealthy fats. This includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
Exercise can help your body use insulin more efficiently and lower your blood sugar level. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity, such as brisk walking, on most days of the week.
If you have been prescribed insulin or other medications to manage your blood sugar level, be sure to take them as directed by your healthcare provider.
Stress can raise your blood sugar level, so it's important to find ways to manage stress, such as through relaxation techniques, exercise, or seeking support from friends and loved ones.
Smoking can increase your risk of developing diabetes and can also worsen blood sugar control in people who already have diabetes. Quitting smoking can help improve your blood sugar control and overall health.