Everything You Want to Know About Teenagers and Diabetes

teenagers and diabetes

The teenage years can be challenging. Add together physical, emotional, and intellectual changes and anxiety grows. Throw in a chronic condition like diabetes, and you’ve got even more stress. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines the teenage years as those from puberty to adulthood, where “in addition to physiological growth,…

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Shhh… Sneak Peek at the New Ryan Reed Bracelet

Ryan Reed

American Medical ID is proud to preview the new Ryan Reed medical ID bracelet, which should become available mid-March.  As American Medical ID has done with past campaign awareness bracelets, a percentage of sales will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. Ryan Reed is an incredibly talented driver who…

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Why is a Medical ID Important for a Person with Diabetes?

Medical IDs and Diabetes Diabetes bracelet or diabetic jewelry is probably the last thing on your mind after being recently diagnosed with diabetes. After all, bracelets, necklaces and anklets may not seem to serve any purpose beyond being decorative. However, when it comes to chronic diseases like diabetes, being easily…

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Celebrate a Diabetes-Friendly Christmas

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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CDC leads the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Learn more about how the National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. About the Program The National Diabetes Prevention Program encourages collaboration among federal agencies, community-based organizations, employers, insurers, health care professionals, academia, and other stakeholders to prevent or delay the onset of…

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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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