The challenges for families with a child who has type 1 diabetes is many-fold. From the day-to-day challenges of staying on top of a child's blood sugar and food intake, to the many social challenges a child with T1D has to endure is very far-reaching. The experiences of...
Benefits of Summer Camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes
What is Hypoglycemia Unawareness?
Most people with diabetes know that they have hypoglycemia – low blood sugar – when they start to feel shaky, dizzy, moody or anxious. Other symptoms can include hunger, sweating, confusion, sleepiness, and difficulty speaking. They also know that they have to treat this...
Glaucoma & Diabetes: Protect your vision health!
A new year awaits with the promise of more opportunities and a lifetime of great memories!
Wouldn’t it be tragic, though, if you missed out on witnessing precious moments like a child’s graduation or a family wedding because you became blinded by undiagnosed glaucoma?
High Rates of Type 2 Diabetes: The Native American Epidemic
To give us a better understanding of the type 2 diabetes epidemic, I feel it’s important to know more about the different ethnic groups that are more profoundly affected by the disease. The Native American communities have without a doubt experienced the greatest impact.
Winning the War on Sugar: Just Say No!
"Just Say No!" An Old Slogan Becomes the New Battle Cry
In our last blog, "Understanding the Addictive Power of Sugar," we discussed the two-pronged addictive power that sugar holds over us as a nation.
First, there is the physically addictive properties of refined...
A Call to Action on World Diabetes Day
November is National Diabetes Month, and November 14th is World Diabetes Day. The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) lists 119 events in 59 countries to observe this day, ranging from diabetes walks/runs, health fairs, free screenings to even a basketball game; and...
Consider This a Wake-up Call
Did you know that more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and that 8 million of those people are undiagnosed? These are the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Diabetes Education Is a Lifelong Process
Being diagnosed with diabetes is a life-changing event. And while it is a serious disease, diabetes is one of the few conditions we can learn to control and actually prevent from causing further complications. Every complication of diabetes is preventable, but...