Celebrate a Diabetes-Friendly Christmas

Re-posted from an article by Birgit Ottermann on Health 24.  For the complete article, click here. For many people with diabetes Christmas can be a tough time of the year – how do you resist temptation when it’s lurking around every corner? The good news is that, with a bit of planning, you can also have…

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10 Tips to Make Winter Easier on Your Asthma

The following article was posted on Everyday Health, written by Beth W. Orenstein.  To read the complete article, click here. Don’t let the cold, dry air or a common cold worsen your asthma symptoms this winter. Unless you love stepping outside to cold, dry air that smacks you in the…

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Ten Videos Every Senior Caregiver Should Watch

The below section is taken from the One Call Alert website blog, please click here for the original article. Whether you are new to senior caregiving, looking for enhanced elder care training, or are looking for ways to support another caregiver, online education offers a world of opportunities. Here’s a…

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Have Diabetes? Wear a Medical ID!

Joslin Diabetes Center recommends all people with diabetes to wear a medical alert ID bracelet or necklace. Importance of Wearing a Medical Alert ID Bracelet with Diabetes:  “Medical alert bracelets enable rapid identification of patients with a number of illnesses, including diabetes, which can make them unable to communicate their…

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Surviving the Holidays with Diabetes

Parties can pose a challenge for people with diabetes. Celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, and the holidays present a minefield of situations to navigate.  Without a little preplanning, you risk throwing your diabetes off course and sending a joyous occasion into a healthcare calamity. Holidays • New Years: You may need…

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Health Insurance: Protections for People with Diabetes

The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, includes a number of changes to improve access to health insurance for individuals and families and make coverage more affordable.  Some parts of the law are already in place and people with diabetes are already benefiting from them, while many other protections go…

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Diabetes: Knowing the basics

Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin.  Not sure what that means? This is the place to find out. Type 1 Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults,…

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So you just found out you have diabetes? Diabetes Diagnosis: Getting the News

When newly diagnosed with diabetes, most people find themselves in a state of shock.  However, being diagnosed with diabetes doesn’t prevent you from leading a ‘normal’ life. The following tips are reposted from the American Diabetes Association website. Take a deep breath. Preparing your mind for your journey with diabetes…

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November is American Diabetes Month

American Medical ID is a proud partner of the American Diabetes Association and supports the effort of American Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes as a growing concern in the world. American Diabetes Month 2013 One of the American Diabetes Association’s primary objectives is to raise awareness and understanding…

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Celebrating Halloween Without Seizures

As Halloween approaches, kids of all ages are busy feverishly selecting their latest Halloween costume, day dreaming about the endless supply of sugary goodness that awaits them, and deciding on how they are going to carve their pumpkin. And while the spirit of Halloween is in the air so too…

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