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Starting College: Managing Chronic Conditions Away from Home

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Aug, Thu 17, 2017

Students starting college away from home for the first time have a lot on their plates. When you add food allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, adrenal insufficiency, or any other chronic medical condition or health concern to the mix, it becomes a much bigger challenge. Most kids have never had to take any responsibility for things such as ordering their own medication(s), picking them up from the pharmacy, making their own doctor’s appointments or handling any in-school accommodation requests that their condition(s) require. These things have, for the most part, been handled by parents. There are things that both parents and students can do to prepare the student for managing his/her condition(s) away from home for the first time.

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Tags: college with diabetes, college with health issues, college with chronic illness

5 Things You Need For Your Beach Day

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Aug, Tue 15, 2017

Summer is, of course, prime beach weather. It’s time to pack your beach bag and enjoy the sun, the sand, and the water. As tempting as it is to just drop everything and go, a little bit of preparation is important.  Before you head to the sandy shores, here are 5 essentials you need in order to stay safe and have a great time.

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Tags: celiac disease, Sunscreen, type 1 diabetes, food allergies, #beach, #beachsafety, #diabetessafety

Type 1 In The Sun

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Aug, Thu 10, 2017

Summer is often one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. It’s finally time to spend your days outdoors, enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Of course we all need to take appropriate measures to stay safe in the summer by protecting ourselves from heat, sun, stinging insects, and other outdoor-related safety risks. For those living with Type 1 Diabetes, there are additional challenges in the summer that require extra precautions and planning so everyone can stay safe and healthy. The change in seasons, higher temperatures, exercise, exertion, and dehydration can all lead to extreme blood sugar fluctuations that can make for dangerous situations, especially around water. Here are some key topics to consider when planning fun outdoor activities this summer when you or a loved one is living with Type 1. As always, consult your primary care physician or endocrinologist for the best advice for your personal needs.

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Tags: type 1 diabetes, #summersafety, #diabetessafety

5 Tips for Choosing (and Using!) the Right Sunscreen

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Aug, Tue 08, 2017

With summer in full swing, it’s time for fun in the sun! No matter if you are planning to make a trip to the beach or spend the afternoon in your own backyard, it is important that you take measures to protect your skin.  Sunscreen use is essential for everyone, regardless of skin tone or photosensitivity. It is easy to become overwhelmed in the skincare aisle, with so many sunscreens to choose from. Here are 5 tips on how to choose, and use, the right sunscreen for you.

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Tags: #suncreen, #summersafety, #skinsafety

What’s in Your Air? How to Deal with Allergy and Asthma Triggers

Posted by Guest Author on Aug, Thu 03, 2017

We’re pleased to guest blog today for Lauren’s Hope. Our company, Molekule, was born because a father wanted to help relieve his son’s asthma, which was often triggered by pollutants in the air. He was frustrated by the other air purifiers on the market, and decided to invent another solution. That’s why at Molekule, we’re passionate about air quality and want to bring clean air to everyone. If you have allergies and asthma, we especially want to reach out to you about ways you can improve your indoor air quality.  

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Tags: laurens hope contest, allergies, asthma, Lauren's Hope Giveaway, free medical ID jewelry, Molekule Air Purifier, Air Quality, Indoor Air Quality

6 Tips For Diabetes-Safe Workouts

Posted by Guest Author on Jul, Thu 20, 2017

A few weeks ago, a young woman working out next to me at the gym suddenly collapsed. She was still unconscious when the ambulance arrived, but luckily came to and seemed to be feeling ok when they left for the hospital.

It was a scary experience, and really made me think about what would happen if I had an accident at the gym (or anywhere else) and needed medical assistance.

As a person living with type 1 diabetes, it’s essential for me that the ambulance crew or first responders know that I have diabetes so they can treat me accordingly.

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Tags: diabetes, diabetes ID jewelry, diabetes alert bracelets, Diabetes Medical ID, fitness

Gearing Up for Summer Camp

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Jul, Tue 18, 2017

It's time to send your kids off to summer camp. But sending your kid to camp is extra complicated when s/he has a chronic medical condition such as Type 1 Diabetes, Epilepsy, or things like food and insect allergies. These medical conditions don’t have to get in the way of your child having fun this summer. Here are a few ways to keep your kids safe and make camp fun.

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Tags: kids medical ids for summer, summer camp, summer safety

Camping Food Safety: Food Safety Tips When Camping

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Jul, Thu 13, 2017

Summer is here, which means that it’s time to start planning your summer camping trip. Camping, along with other outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming, are quite popular with Americans across the country. These activities allow you to escape into the beauty of nature. Whether you plan on setting out for a few hours or a few days, it is important that you take measures to ensure that the food you bring is handled properly.

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Tags: food allergies, camping safety, #camping, food safety

5 Must Haves For Your Next Camping Trip

Posted by Lauren's Hope Team on Jul, Tue 11, 2017

Summer is here. If you haven’t already started planning your next camping trip, there’s no better time than now. Planning where to go, and what to do when you get there, can be a lot of fun. But leaving home without your essentials can turn any camping trip into a nightmare. Being prepared for your camping excursion can make all the difference between having a wonderful time and having your adventure turn into a disaster. Here is a list of 5 must haves for your next camping trip.

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Tags: Safety Tips, camping safety, #camping

Wear Red This Friday For Women's Heart Health!

Posted by Tara Cohen on Feb, Wed 01, 2017

Go Red For Women is gearing up for their 13th annual National Wear Red Day, this Friday, February 3, 2017, and Lauren’s Hope is ready to paint the office red! Our team will be wearing red and sharing pics on Instagram and Facebook. Will you join us?

What is National Wear Red Day?

National Wear Red Day is part of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement, which supports research and educational programs related to women’s cardiovascular health. According to the AHA, “Cardiovascular disease in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health.”

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Tags: national wear red day, Wear Red Day, Heart Health, American Heart Association, AHA, wearredgored

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