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Get Involved in the Diabetes Community this Fall

September is here, which means there are a bunch of upcoming Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and American Diabetes Association events this season. It’s a great time to feel supported and support those with diabetes, fundraise and get involved. We can’t wait! Which events will you be participating in? Share with us in the comments below.

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Depression and Anxiety with Diabetes

Managing diabetes is a stressful, 24/7, 365 job. Did you know that people with diabetes are more significantly more likely to struggle with anxiety or depression? There is support out there for you!

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Tips for Taking Your Son or Daughter with Diabetes to College

With the end of summer and fall approaching, many of you may be taking a son or daughter with diabetes to college – which is exciting and bittersweet, but also scary. We have two helpful tips for you as you send them off to college!

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Tips for Parents when Engaging with Schools

It’s back to school time! For parents with a type 1 diabetic, it is a very anxious time of year, whether your child is going back to a new school or maybe going to school for the first time. We have some tips for you to be ready! Go into it with a collaborative approach […]

Posted by Alana
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JDRF Lobbying Update

This past week, Alana was lobbying her Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation about the issues most important to diabetics. Find out more about these key issues in this video! Find Your Representatives here and contact him or her today.

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Share Your Blood Sugar Struggles

One evening last week, I found myself really frustrated with the diabetic in my life. He was short with me for no apparent reason, and was acting annoyed by every one and every thing. I hadn’t done anything wrong, so I found myself getting angry and pulling back (ignoring and avoiding him). Finally I blurted […]

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Beware of these 3 Summertime Foods that may have Surprisingly High Carbs!

We hope that you’re having a great summer! Barbecues are synonymous with the summertime and we were reminded of three common summer foods and snacks that might get you when it comes to carbs. You might not be expecting it and then all of a sudden you’re going to end up high and you’ll be […]

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Tips for a Happy & Healthy Fourth of July

Happy Birthday, America! Today, we share our top tips for a healthy and happy Fourth of July. We are abundantly grateful for our country, and for the fact that diabetes is a disease that can be managed with persistence and a positive attitude. Have a fun and safe celebration!

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Uncontrollable Highs & Diabetic Mood Swings

Calling all support team members… We need to step up our game! Uncontrollable highs are worse than being hot in this heat. Keep an eye out for the diabetic mood swings and be supportive! What are your tips and strategies for highs and offering support? Share them with us.

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Cheers to the Dads!

We’d like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, especially those that do a great job managing diabetes or helping others manage diabetes because we know that is no easy task. Enjoy your weekend… You deserve it!

Posted by Alana