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Tips for Checking Your Child’s Blood Sugar

October 2017

If your child has diabetes, it’s important to check his or her blood-sugar levels regularly: Before meals and at bedtime, a minimum of four times…

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Why Should I be Physically Active If I Have Diabetes?

September 2017

When you have diabetes, physical activity is an important part of managing your blood glucose level and staying healthy. Of course, being active has many…

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Living with Diabetes-Related Health Issues

August 2017

As people get older, their risk for type 2 diabetes increases. In fact, in the U.S. about one in four people over the age of…

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Meet Your Diabetes Care Team

July 2017

No one can effectively manage diabetes alone. When you are diagnosed, you will meet a team of people dedicated to helping you live your life…

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Statins and Diabetes Risk

May 2017

If you're one of the millions of Americans who take statins to prevent heart disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has important safety…

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Create a Diabetes Emergency Kit

April 2017

Just as it’s important for every family to have a disaster kit on hand, it’s important for people with diabetes to have a diabetes emergency…

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