Posts Tagged ‘American Diabetes Association’
American Medical ID is now offering an adorable and functional medical ID bracelet for young children with type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes in children is a condition in which your child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin your child needs to survive, and you’ll need to replace the missing insulin. Type 1 diabetes in children used to be known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes.
The diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children can be overwhelming at first. Suddenly, you and your child — depending on his or her age — must learn how to give injections, count carbohydrates and monitor blood sugar.
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 into effect in 2014.
Protections Already in Effect
- Coverage for Children: Job-based plans and new individual plans cannot deny children coverage because of diabetes or any other pre-existing condition.
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 diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar (glucose), starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Through multiple daily injections with insulin pens or syringes or an insulin pump, it will be up to you to monitor your blood glucose levels and appropriately administer your insulin. You will need to work closely with your healthcare team to determine which insulin or insulins are best for you and your body. Click here to learn more about Type 1 Diabetes.
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.
Preparing your mind for your journey with diabetes is one of the best first steps to take.
Being told you have diabetes, or that there is a problem with your blood sugar level can cause quite a bit of stress — and rightly so.
Diabetes is scary.
Article by DAN VERGANO of USA Today, originally published April 29, 2013.
Triggers growth of pancreatic ‘beta’ cells
A newly discovered mouse hormone may open the door to better treatment for diabetes, researchers suggested Thursday.
The hormone, called betatrophin, triggers the growth of pancreatic “beta” cells lost or ineffective in diabetes. Insulin is produced by beta cells in the pancreas.
Diabetes afflicts more than 25 million people nationwide, according to the American Diabetes Association. It is a condition that causes high blood sugar that can lead to heart disease, kidney failure and blindness.
German researchers report in a new study that chronic and sustained stress throws your hormones haywire and revs up type 2 diabetes.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prolonged stress response syndrome involving symptoms that develop in the wake of extremely stressful life events of an extraordinarily threatening or catastrophic nature. The symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts, intrusive memories, avoidance and numbing, or emotional arousal.
The Drive to Stop Diabetes Campaign will Raise Funds and Awareness for the American Diabetes Association throughout 2013
The NASCAR Nationwide Series rolled into Richmond International Speedway on April 26th for the ToyotaCare 250. The race featured Ryan Reed, a talented driver who also has type 1 diabetes, driving the American Diabetes Association #16 Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. Reed’s focus was on winning the race, but his heart extends much further.
Stop Diabetes® Medical ID Bracelet to Raise Money for Diabetes Research
American Medical ID, the leading producer of medical alert jewelry in the United States, has announced a collaboration with the American Diabetes Association for the Stop Diabetes® awareness campaign. American Medical ID will be the vendor for the official Stop Diabetes® Medical ID bracelet with a portion of the proceeds from every sale benefiting diabetes research and programs to help those affected by diabetes.