Category: Diabetic Resources

Grow Your Own Salad Bowl, Part 1

3 Reasons To Grow Your Own Salad Salads make great summer meals and are a tasty addition to your lunchbox or dinner table any time of the year. They make the perfect light meal and you know you should be getting more leafy greens in your diet. Why not start growing […] Read more…

#Diabetes: How to Plan for the Heat and Heat-Related Emergencies

Diabetes Heat Emergency

If you have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet unpredictable summer weather – with its high temperatures and frequent storms – can wreak havoc on that routine and make it difficult to manage diabetes. In fact, studies have shown that during a heat wave, […] Read more…

Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication

Resources for Paying for Diabetic Testing Supplies and Medication

This post is being published with permission from the American Diabetes Association. With the ups and downs of the economy and lean job market, many people with diabetes find themselves with limited resources to manage diabetes effectively. In times like these it’s often hard to know where to turn. However, […] Read more…

American Diabetes Month – The Importance of Treatment

Traveling with Diabetes – Plan Ahead for a Healthy Holiday

traveling with diabetes

Before DH was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, we didn’t think twice about the way we ate when we were on the road. Breakfast was usually a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, and lunch was a hamburger combo meal, super-sized. Yes, it was easier, but was also killing us.  We’ve […] Read more…

Flu Vaccine and 5 Things to Know About the Flu and Diabetes

Having the flu can be dangerous for anyone. But it is extra risky for people with diabetes or other chronic health problems. For people with diabetes, the flu can be more than aches and pains. It can mean longer illness, hospitalization, even death. Because diabetes can make the immune system more […] Read more…

The Adventures of My Free Range Diabetic

free-range-diabetic

I sense a disturbance in the Force. I suddenly have a strong urge to venture into Boy World – aka the Man Cave, aka the den – a place I try to avoid as much as possible. As I approach the door that separates me from an assault on everything […] Read more…

November is American Diabetes Month: Type 2 Diabetes – Facts You Need to Know

Type 2 Diabetes Facts and Statistics by Healthline. Read more…

In Case of Emergency : ICE Could Save Your Life

ICE Your Phone

My parents finally stepped into the realm of Smart phones not too long ago. I’m so proud! As we programmed their new phones, we realized that neither of them had designated any emergency contacts. We all know that the older we get, the more “issues” we have and the more […] Read more…

10 Simple Swaps for Healthier Eating

Healthier Eating

Smart substitutions for healthier eating and smarter choices that will make you feel better, look better and lose weight. RICE CRAVING? Try: Quinoa Why is it better? Quinoa is a complete protein based grain, so it contains all the amino acids necessary for our nutritional needs.  It is super high in […] Read more…

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