Category Archives: Tips and ideas

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Take Control of Your Health Information

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Blood pressure, A1C, cholesterol… they’re all numbers you probably know and track. Today we have more tools than ever to help you track those numbers—and that’s a great thing! Continue reading

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Fall into a Healthy Routine – Get Your Annual Flu Vaccine!

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With flu season upon us, it’s important to take precautions to protect yourself against the virus – especially if you have a chronic disease like diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Sex Life with Diabetes

There’s a lot of buzz about eye, nerve, kidney and heart damage when it comes to diabetes complications, so it may surprise you that diabetes can also affect a man or woman’s sexual health. Continue reading

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Beyond monitoring: Sharing your results with your doctor

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With diabetes, you often have to monitor many things: your blood glucose levels, how much carbohydrate you eat, your blood pressure, your weight, and any changes to your feet and more. Here are some tips for communicating your blood glucose results with your health care provider. Continue reading

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Five Things to Know about Diabetes and Breastfeeding

The experience of breastfeeding can be special for many reasons. But if you’re a mom out there with type 1 or 2 diabetes, or who developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy, you may have a lot of questions. Continue reading

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Join Our Safe at School Facebook Chat — Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. ET!

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On Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, the Association will hold a special Facebook chat on keeping children with diabetes Safe at School. Special guest Crystal Jackson, Director for Legal Advocacy, will answer fan questions live! Continue reading

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Why All the Morning Highs?

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Morning highs are common in people with diabetes, but one of the reasons has a particular name: the dawn phenomenon. Continue reading

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