Diabetes Resolutions for the New Year

At this time of year, when so many resolutions are being made only to be broken shortly after the first few weeks of January, here are some diabetes resolutions that you’ll want to keep! Re-posted from the Joslin Diabetes Center website.  For the full article, click here. New Years is…

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8 Holiday Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

The below section is taken from the One Call Alert website blog, please click here for the original article. Re-posted from Everyday Health, written by Jessica Firger.   The holidays pose challenges for Alzheimer’s caregivers. But staying realistic about your loved one’s limitations can help make the season joyful for everyone.  The holidays are the time…

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Allergic to Christmas: Trees, Treats Can Trigger Reactions

Re-posted from an article on ABC News, written by Lauren Browne, M.D.  For the full article, click here. The holiday season is in full swing. And while many people around the nation gear up for a joyful time with family and friends, those with allergies prepare for an onslaught of wheezes and sneezes…

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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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