Category Archives: Tips and ideas

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Diabetes Distress: Causes, Research and Tips to Manage

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If you live with diabetes, it can be added source of stress—and in turn, stress can make diabetes more difficult to manage. The ongoing and endless list of things you need to think about can feel overwhelming: constantly checking your blood glucose, knowing exactly what you are eating, remembering to inject insulin or take your medications—not to mention the unexpected swings in your blood glucose levels at the most inopportune times. Continue reading

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Eat Well to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

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For many people, choosing foods is one of the most challenging aspects of managing diabetes. Let the American Diabetes Association® be your source of up-to-date information on nutrition. March is National Nutrition Month®— the perfect time to find delicious ways to eat well. Continue reading

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Join our #AsktheRD Twitter Chat — March 9 at 7 p.m. ET!

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With March being National Nutrition Month®, it’s the perfect time to find delicious ways to eat well! The Association is excited to host an #AskTheRD Twitter chat on this very topic Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. ET—featuring a nutrition expert with experience in diabetes management.
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Join Our Safe at School Twitter Chat — Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. ET!

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The American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is dedicated to making sure that all children with diabetes are medically safe at school and have the same educational opportunities as their peers. Continue reading

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Five Things to Know about Carb Counting

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Whether you’re a veteran carb counter or new to the idea, we hope to explain the basics and demystify it for you! Continue reading

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Five Things to Know about Ketones

If you live with diabetes, you have probably heard that ketones are something to watch out for. That they have something to do with the dreaded diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). But do you really understand what ketones are and why they happen? Continue reading

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Only Skin Deep? Five Things to Know about Diabetes and Skin Health

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As many as one out of three people living with diabetes will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes at some time in their lives. In fact, such problems can even be the first sign that a person has diabetes. The good news is that most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if you catch them early. Here are five things to know. Continue reading

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