We have deliberately put goals, plans, and dietary approaches after you have established the Five Essential Habits, because now you will have a better idea of what parameters you want to aim for and the best strategies for achieving your goals.
- Goals are statements you make about your future. They represent your aspirations.
- Objectives are typically measurable and quantifiable. They also are realistic and attainable and have an associated timeline. After you have defined your goals and objectives, you can get even more specific in your diabetes management by developing strategies and tactics.
- Strategies are the activities that will enable you to achieve your objectives and help you reach your goals.
- Tactics are the details of those activities.
To keep it simpler, just ask yourself, “What do I want to accomplish and by when?” and “What can I do to accomplish it?”
Access our article, Goals, Objectives, Strategies, Tactics, for detailed examples and links to forms you can use (or how to make your own forms).
Next blog post will look at dietary approaches that will help you control, reverse, or prevent diabetes/pre-diabetes.