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Lessons on Diabetes Management

  Last year’s lessons on diabetes management   Happy New Year! My name is Jaime. I wanted to share a couple lessons on diabetes management that I learned over the last year.  I feel like the learning curve for diabetes is life-long and, even though I’ve had diabetes for 38 years, I still am

Managing diabetes through the holidays

Holidays and diabetes: tips for enjoying family, food, and fun by Jaime Cline  The holidays can cause a lot of anxiety and stress for people like me who that manage type 1 diabetes.  Between the stress of my normal routine being disrupted, the never-ending parade of yummy holiday treats, and countless holiday parties—it’s a

Can you eat candy on Halloween if you have diabetes?

Halloween candy and diabetes may not sound like a good mix. Can people with diabetes eat Halloween candy? While this can be a challenge for people living with diabetes, it is by no means impossible. Here are a few suggestions on how to navigate this situation if you or your child has diabetes. Go

Five Ways You Can Fully Enjoy This Holiday Season

Keeping up with diabetes self-management during the holidays can be challenging, but rewarding. Here are some ways you can thrive during holiday feasting, stay active, keep up with treatment—and have fun.  Enjoy your meal without feeling overwhelmed.  Who said you can’t indulge and still pay attention to your dietary needs? Sure you can! Consider the plate method. Using a 9-inch dinning plate, fill

Celebrating the Holidays with Diabetes

  The holiday season is a special time for everyone, no matter how you’re celebrating. We get together with others, reconnect with friends and family—and stuff ourselves silly on seasonal treats. If you have diabetes, you may be wondering how you can successfully manage your blood sugar and insulin treatment schedule (if applicable) with all that holiday