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…

Visiting a Theme Park With Diabetes

Even with the economy in the doldrums, some people are still planning vacations this year, and it’s likely that many of them are thinking of visiting a theme park. With their varied activities and attractions, theme parks tend to appeal to a broad range of people. But people with diabetes who are considering such a vacation may have some questions and concerns about how they will manage their diabetes while enjoying the rides, shows, and other activities…

Vitamin D

What is your vitamin D level? Some day – maybe soon – having your vitamin D level measured may become as routine as having your cholesterol checked. According to some advocates of routine vitamin D testing, the results could prove to be a useful piece of medical information…

Sleep Apnea and Type 2 Diabetes:

The epidemic of diabetes in the United States is being fueled by multiple medical, social, and demographic forces. Among those forces is sleep apnea, which is now recognized as a major contributor to the development of diabetes. In sleep apnea, people…