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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – People with diabetes are living better and longer lives. November is National Diabetes Month and there’s no time like the present to reassess your diabetes management.

Dr. Cynthia Herrick, an endocrinologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss new guidelines from the CDC about improving blood sugar management.

Managing diabetes is a balancing act. It involves many important daily habits, which include:

  • Maintain a proper diet and exercise
  • Manage your weight
  • Manage your blood pressure
  • Reduce your blood sugar
  • Take medications as prescribed