Monthly Archive: October 2015

Fall Back: Daylight Savings is Ending

Fall has arrived, which means Daylight Savings time is ending! On Sunday, November 2, most of us here in the United States will “Fall Back” our clocks by one hour (Yay for an extra hour of sleep!). The time on your insulin pump/continuous glucose monitor (CGM) determines your personal settings, including basal and bolus

3 Ways Peer Support Can Help With Diabetes Management

Diabetes is not an easy disease. From diagnosis to daily management, diabetes can cause a lot of self-doubt and at times, make you feel down. Peer support can help you assure yourself you are managing this disease the best you can, and there are ways to live a healthy lifestyle despite all of the

10 Ways To Raise Diabetes Awareness This November (And Why It Matters)

The biggest month for diabetes awareness activities is only a few days away, and it’s the perfect time to raise your voice to increase awareness about diabetes! You might ask: Why? How does more awareness meaningfully impact the lives of people with diabetes? The question is a good one, but the answer is simple.

9 Tips For Celebrating Halloween With Diabetes

Between trick-or-treating, parties, and festivals, Halloween can one big sugar rush, but it doesn’t have to be. Your child with diabetes can enjoy Halloween treats in moderation, but keep in mind there’s more to October 31 than sweets. Here are 9 tips for celebrating the spooky holiday without sending glucose levels soaring. 1. Plan

Battling The Blues With Exercise

While feeling down from time to time is normal, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), studies have shown people with diabetes are at a greater risk for depression than people without diabetes. Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager, Gina Addy McKelvey, FNP, CDE, has been living with type 1 diabetes for 39 years and has