Type 1 diabetes bloggers you should follow

type 1 diabetes bloggers

According to the American Diabetes Association, about 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s almost 10 percent of the population. Although type 1 diabetes affects far fewer of the total—about 1.25 million—many of them were diagnosed as children and live with the disease their entire lives. As with…

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Celebrating child life professionals this March

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“Children process information from the world around them much differently than adults,” explains the Child Life Council. “They have distinct needs for managing the effects of stress and trauma.” Child life specialists are pediatric health care workers who help kids and their families manage to deal with chronic illness, hospitalization…

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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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Ryan Reed to Compete in the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 presented by Lilly Diabetes

Ryan Reed will compete in this Saturday’s (March 15th) Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 race at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS).  This marks the second NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) start at this track for him.  Reed will be driving the No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes℠  presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford…

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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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