Boning Up on Bone Health

Most of us do not think about the health of our bones very often. We tend to take their supporting presence for granted. But perhaps we shouldn’t. Without strong bones, many daily activities can become increasingly difficult to do…

Calculating for the Holidays

The holiday season can sometimes feel like one long eating marathon – but there are tools out there to help you cope…

Diabetes and Your Skin

The phrase “feeling comfortable in your own skin” is usually used figuratively to describe a level of self-confidence or self-acceptance. But when your skin itches, hurts, flakes, breaks out, changes color, or just doesn’t look or feel the way you’d like it to, the phrase can take on a new, very literal meaning…

Traveling With Diabetes

People with diabetes aren’t known for packing light, and I am no exception. Just leaving the house to grocery shop has me throwing at least my glucose meter, the receiver for my Dexcom continuous glucose monitoring system, and a jar of glucose tablets into my purse…

Disability Resources

Diabetes can cause a number of complications, including some that can affect your ability to get around. The following resources offer a variety of tools to help you manage your disability and advocate for your rights…

How much do you know about Vitamin B12?

The primary functions of vitamin B12 in the body are the formation of red blood cells and the maintenance of a healthy nervous system.
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Travel Tips

Diabetes should never keep you from doing the things you love, and travel – even world travel – is no exception. Luckily, there are several resources that can give you pointers to prepare for your travels…

Diabetes Alert Dogs

Diabetes alert dogs are relative newcomers to the assistance dog scene, but they are making a real difference. Learn about these literally life-saving dogs…

How Much Do You Know About Smoking?

Unless you’ve been living on a desert island for the past 20 years, you’re undoubtedly aware of all the research demonstrating the dangers of smoking. Nevertheless, certain interesting facts about cigarette smoking may have escaped your attention…

Needle Anxiety

There can’t be many people who actually like giving themselves injections, but to what extent people might dislike it can vary a lot…