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If you are one of the 25.8 million Americans with diabetes, you are probably an expert on the condition…and that means you probably get a lot of seemingly silly (and often frustrating) questions from friends who don’t understand it the way you do. We asked our friends on Facebook to list some of the most important things they want their friends and family to know about the disease – to answer even the most ridiculous questions once and for all!
If you have any medical condition, you’ve probably heard these words a thousand times. But they’ve never been spoken quite as loudly as they are now, thanks to a brand new project created by Kim Vlasnik. The You Can Do This project is a collection of video testimonials by people who have diabetes, for people who have diabetes. The videos are meant to encourage communication between people in the diabetic online community and remind them that they are not alone, that they are all in this fight together, and that they CAN do this. “Everyone with diabetes struggles at one time or another,” Kim writes in her blog. “Validation and community have the ability to lighten the emotional load that diabetes can place on us.”
It’s the allure of freedom, the promise of the open road, the addictive sense of adventure...It’s the wind in your hair, the irresistible appeal of endless possibility. The words “road trip” have become synonymous with freedom, adventure, and long-lasting memories, but if you’re diabetic, you know that it is necessary to take a few extra precautions before hitting the highway for your summer getaway.
This post is brought to you by a very special customer of ours, Lindsey Maricic. My name is Lindsey Maricic and I'm a Type 1 Diabetic. I am also a soccer player and I play division 1 college soccer for Cal State Fullerton. I was diagnosed about 5 years ago and have been struggling with playing sports and my health the whole time.
This post is brought to you by a special customer of ours, Kristi Domke. Hello Lauren's Hope blog readers! Much like Lauren's Hope, I have dedicated my life to helping those struggling with diabetes. I am happy to share my story with you and tell you about myself, my personal experience with T1D, and my involvement with D.R.E.A.M., the organization that my life with diabetes has brought me to become a part of. Please read this post and we can all come together as we dream for a cure and make a difference!
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes it is important that you wear a diabetes medical alert bracelet. Your diabetes bracelet will contain important medical history and information that will help first responders, EMT's and paramedics treat you quickly. Once informed of your condition and medical needs first responders are able to efficiently and effectively offer you the best possible care.
I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! The holiday season is officially upon us, with Christmas quickly drawing near. With December comes lots of holiday festivities that typically involve food. Holiday cooking can be stressful and the holiday season is full of opportunities to not make the best food choices when it comes to your health. This post will include a few healthy recipe choices as well as give you, our dear readers, the opportunity to inspire us and each other with your go-to holiday recipes.
November is diabetes awareness month and if you are one of nearly 24 million people diagnosed with the disease, this month is for you. You can help shed light on this devastating disease, bring awareness to a cause close to your heart, share an encouraging story with someone newly diagnoses or simply answer a question.
Are you are one of the nearly 20 million American's living with diabetes? The use of medical alert jewelry by diabetes sufferers is a must. Our diabetes alert bracelets are just what you need to provide caregivers with life-saving information in the time of crisis. Sometimes just being careful to follow your prescribed diet and medication regimen is not enough to prevent a diabetic incident. Sudden exposure to a stressful situation can cause the blood sugar to rise to a critical level requiring immediate intervention.
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