It is important for you to be proactive in managing diabetes and its symptoms, to ensure that it does not impede with your everyday life.
In this section, we’ll provide tips on how to:
- identify the different areas of your life and how important it is to you
- set realistic goals
- keep up with the goals
Identifying areas of importance
Consider these areas of your life
2 questions that can help you plan your goals
- What are some lifestyle changes you are thinking of making or have made?
- How might/did these changes contribute to important areas of your life?
Setting your goals
Step 1: Where do you want to be
When determining your goal, you’ll have to consider what’s the intended outcome you are hoping to achieve.
Example of healthy eating goal
Where do you want to be?
“I love having fried chicken everyday!”
“Manage my weight better
Eat more veggies and less fried food”
Steps 2 & 3: Set your goals & work around potential barriers
Set your goal
Identify and work around potential barriers
Example of how to set an exercise goal using the 3 steps:
Write down the original goal
Solve the problem
Revise your goal
Keeping up with goals
Ensure that you are able to keep up with your goal
Complete the “Keeping up with my goal” handout if there are barriers to accomplishing the goal.
Use the 2 rulers below to check if the goal is doable. If the scores are less than 7, adjust the goal.