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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Managing your Diabetes

As part of our annual coverage of American Diabetes Month we’d like to provide some steps to managing your diabetes from our colleagues at the National Diabetes Education Program.  Many people avoid the long-term problems of diabetes by taking good care of themselves. Work with your health care team to…

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Meet Buckshot Bob, the Type 1 Diabetes Medical ID Bracelet for Kids

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…

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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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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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