Tips to Help Manage Your Child’s Diabetes

Managing your child’s diabetes can be overwhelming, but Debbie Butler, L.I.C.S.W., C.D.E., Clinical Social Worker, Pediatrics and Behavioral and Mental Health in the Joslin Clinic, gives some tips on how to make it easier. 10 Tips to Help Manage Your Child’s Diabetes Parents need to take an active role in…

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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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Give the Gift of Peace of Mind this year with Medical ID under $30!

American Medical ID now has a special gift ideas page where every product is under $30, engraving is absolutely free, and, if you order now, will be delivered in time for Christmas! Who should wear a medical ID? If you have ongoing medical conditions, drug or food allergies, or are…

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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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Diabetes Myths and the Real Truth

As part of our annual coverage of American Diabetes Month, we’d like to play myth busters with the help of our friends at InsidersHealth.com.  Here are some common diabetes myths and the real truth behind them. Fact or Fiction: 5 Common Diabetes Myths and the Real Truth Behind Them The…

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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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Do You Know About MyIHR?

MyIHR or My Interactive Health Record. It solves a lot of problems when it comes to having your medical information available in an emergency. It’s secure and best of all, there are no recurring fees! Here’s a comment from an actual MyIHR user: “About one month after receiving my medical…

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Peanut and Tree-Nut Free Candy List

With Halloween just over a week away, it’s important for parents of children with peanut and other tree-nut allergies to know which candies are safe for their children to eat.   Here’s a list compiled by the Medical ID.  American Medical ID features an array of medical alert jewelry for children…

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Nut-Free Halloween: Tips & Treats to Keep Allergic Children Safe

This is a re-post of an article on Veria Living, written by Katie Ginder-Vogel.  The complete article can be found here. Halloween can be very frightening for children with food allergies and their parents.  With a little planning, Halloween can be both fun and safe.  Be sure your child is also…

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