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Your heart “skipping a beat” might sound romantic in a cheesy love song, but this can actually be a sign of a medical condition called atrial fibrillation.
Teachers: givers of knowledge, confidence, and advice. Teachers play a huge role in your kids’ lives. They are the role models at school, the all-knowing question answerers, the keepers of the hall passes. Your kids depend on them to tell them what they need to know, and you as parents depend on them to keep your kids safe at school.
September is National Ovarian Cancer awareness month and we'd like to introduce you to a special customer of ours, Sheena.
It’s that time of year again – a time for back to school shopping, adjusting to your school year schedule, and just a little bit of worrying about new teachers and their knowledge of your child’s epilepsy. There is a lot for your student’s teachers to learn about this condition, but don’t be overwhelmed! Start by giving new teachers these few simple tips and eliminate the worrying from your back-to-school “to do” list!
Freshly sharpened pencils = $5.00Brand new backpack = $20.00Knowing that your child is safe in their learning environment = priceless.
Filled with the promise of new friends, new growth, and new learning experiences, a brand new school year offers a fresh start for students. The slate has been wiped clean and nothing but new opportunities lie ahead. If your child has food allergies, however, this can be a stressful situation; while new teachers and classmates are great, they might not know the first thing about food allergies – and they certainly don’t know your child’s specific needs.
The transition from home to college isn’t an easy one. There are a lot of things for first-time college students to remember: things to pack, things to do, people to talk to and adjustments to make. Diabetes does not make this transition any less intimidating. You’re not just meeting your roommate – you’re greeting them with an overload of information about emergency diabetes procedures. You’re not just stocking your mini-fridge with dorm room junk food – you’re stocking it with potentially lifesaving tools. If you are moving away and heading to college, keep in mind a few simple tips to make the big shift a little bit easier. 1. Register with Disability Services. They’ll likely have lots of helpful information and tools for people with diabetes, and they can help you connect with other diabetic students on campus. Plus, you can get sweet perks – like letters to your professors when you need one!2. Join a club – or start a club! When you visit the college health center, ask about diabetes communities on campus. The College Diabetes Network can give you information about chapters in your area. If there isn’t one already – start one yourself!3. Bring a mini-fridge. Use it to store supplies, snacks, and bottled water. Let your friends and roommates know that the fridge is stocked for your specific needs, and if they want something, they’ll need to ask you first.4. Let people know. Tell your professors, resident assistant (RA), roommate(s) and close friends that you have diabetes, and go over emergency procedures with your RA and roommates. Let your professors know sometime in the first week of class that you may need to leave occasionally to take care of yourself.5. Keep low treatments in your bag at all times, and don’t be afraid to tell the professor how you feel if you need to leave class to treat low blood sugar.6. Know where the vending machines are, and always have change on hand. You should always have low treatments with you, but it’s good to be prepared, just in case.7. Be prepared to treat an insulin reaction. Keep large quantities of whatever you take for insulin reactions. The last thing you need when you are experiencing a reaction is a panicky run to the grocery store in the middle of the night.8. Use a needle/test strip disposal container. It’s more considerate for your roommates and friends.9. Keep three months of diabetes supplies on hand, and have an extra glucose monitor and batteries for backup. Check your stock of supplies periodically, and have your prescriptions on file at a local pharmacy.10. Wear a medical alert bracelet. If all else fails and your diabetes gets out of control, you may need emergency medical attention. Medical ID jewelry is the quickest, most effective way to relay information about your diabetes to medical personnel. Diabetes medical ID bracelets don’t have to draw attention to your condition, however! Lauren’s Hope focuses on creating fashionable medical jewelry for college students to keep them safe and stylish while on campus.
Diabetes: it’s a fancy word with a whole lot of complex explanation behind it. Someone newly diagnosed could spend hours researching the condition, deciphering terms like “pancreas,” “insulin,” “glucose,” and “bolus.”
The words “McDonald’s” and “controversy” seem to go hand-in-hand; so naturally, their latest attempt to satisfy the critics is receiving a mixed response.
Exercise is an extremely important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. And since it’s still swimsuit season, staying in shape is more important than ever! But exercising outdoors among the elements also poses a threat to any and all workout devotees - regardless of whether they have a medical condition. Here are three major reasons why an ICE ID bracelet is another important element of an active lifestyle.
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