Diabetes in Real Life

The holidays have arrived, and with them all the food-laden festivities, family drama, endless shopping, and other seasonal stressors. Never fear. We have tips to help you make it through theses holiday hazards with your sanity and blood sugar in tact.

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We know you live with diabetes every minute of every day. But the disease takes on special significance in November, during Diabetes Awareness Month. This month is a great opportunity for you to join forces with others who share this diabetes experience and to help spread awareness to those who don’t.

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Whether you are brand new to diabetes or have had it for awhile, being scared by the disease is perfectly normal. It’s how you handle that fear that makes all the difference. Here’s how to work through some common diabetes fears.

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Diabetes education is not just for “beginners”. Treatment and technology are always advancing, while our lives are constantly changing. Through it all, your certified diabetes educator (CDE) is there to help you stay smart about your diabetes care. Review this checklist; if any of these signs apply to you, it may be time for a visit with your CDE.

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People with diabetes often find themselves and their disease misunderstood by those around them. Share this article with the people in your life you rely on for support, so they can understand your needs and help you in your diabetes journey.

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It’s summertime, and the living isn’t always easy for people with diabetes. Heat can cause blood sugar to go haywire, change insulin requirements, and affect how your body handles medicine. Stay safe with this essential guide to beating the heat.

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Warm weather means showing more skin and putting those pretty pink toes on display. While many healthcare professionals will tell you that people with diabetes should leave foot and skin care to a physician, the cost, availability, and aesthetics of a “doctor versus spa” treatment has many women (and men) disregarding that advice.

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Dancing is more than just a fun night out with friends. Clinical research has found that it provides a variety of health benefits as well. Read on to learn how dance feeds your mind, body, and soul… and helps keep your diabetes in line.

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Diabetes Disaster Proofing Vol. 1, No. 4

by Kenzie on April 5, 2014

Everyone should be prepared for an emergency, but people with diabetes need to take extra precautions to deal with the problems that occur in the days and weeks following a natural disaster. Follow these tips to be ready for anything… except perhaps a zombie apocalypse (you’re on your own there).

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Love to shoe shop? People with diabetes need to look for more than a good buy or a fashion statement when shopping for shoes. Read on to find out everything you need to know about picking out the perfect pair of shoes.

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