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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!

Posted by Alana
Management

When things don’t go as planned at school

You met with your child’s teacher or coach about his or her T1D, you have a written plan, and then nothing goes according to the plan. You aren’t the only one. It happens all too often. Whether it’s at school, at camp, or in an after school activity, we know it is frustrating when you have been […]

Posted by Alana
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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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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 […]

Posted by Alana
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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 […]

Posted by Alana
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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!

Posted by Alana
Management

New Summer Salad? Try a Caprese!

One of our favorite summer salads is a Caprese Salad. Rather than pay $10-$15 each at a nice Italian restaurant, we make them at home. In fact, we grow our own Basil in a pot on the deck. Even if you don’t grow your own Basil, the grocery stores have fresh basil all summer! Just slice any […]

Posted by Alana
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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.

Posted by Alana
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Men, Take Care of Yourselves

June is Men’s Health Month to raise awareness about health care for men. C’mon gentlemen, it’s time to take charge of your health! According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, boys and men in the U.S., on average, die 5.6 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the top 9 out of […]

Posted by Alana
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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