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Health and Wellness Archive

Healthful Routines For Year-Round Diabetes Care

What types of things do you need to know about your routine care when you have diabetes and take insulin? How often do you need to see your doctor? What tests and checks are usually done? Let’s take a look at healthful routines to help you care for your diabetes throughout the year. Daily:

Don’t Sweat It: Exercising with Type 1 Diabetes and an Insulin Pump

  As Registered Dietitian and Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager, Nancy Lea, rings in the New Year, she anticipates her yoga studio will go from slightly overcrowded to masses of bodies crammed into tight rows. Their mats will be only inches apart from one another as they sweat and struggle through a 90-minute class. Exercise

Keep the Beat: Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Along with Valentine’s Day on the 14th, February is also American Heart Month. While cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, adults with diabetes, both type 1 and type 2, are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke than those without diabetes. Educating yourself on cardiovascular

5 Stages of Diabetes Acceptance

TuDiabetes blogger, Rick Phillips, has lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 40 years, and grew up with a mother and aunt with type 1 diabetes. In this time, he’s come to understand that diabetes is as much an emotional journey as a physical one. The emotional journey is often a twisted road

Under the Weather: 6 Tips for Managing Diabetes Sick Days

Being sick can be a real drag, even more so if you have diabetes. Managing your diabetes when you’re under the weather can be tricky, so we asked some of our MiniMed Ambassadors to share their sick day management tips. Here are 6 tips they shared that may help you manage your diabetes sick