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Maximizing Your End-of-Year Deductible

As a person with diabetes, you’ve probably thought a lot about obtaining, maintaining, and maximizing insurance policies. Insurance can be costly and understanding your policy may be confusing and time-consuming—but there are ways to make sure you fully understand the scope of your benefits. One of those involves maximizing the tricky concept of your

Tips and Recipes to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Diabetes

Some look forward to the Thanksgiving feast all year—and for good reason. No other holiday meal quite matches the yummy selection of treats. Celebrating Thanksgiving with diabetes is no different. People with diabetes can safely enjoy their favorites on Thanksgiving along with everyone else.  You may have to take a little extra care to ensure your blood sugar doesn’t

Carb Counting Made Simple(r)

For people with diabetes, PWD’s, the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a little less than a comprehensive health plan. However, it can serve a purpose by reminding us all to continue eating healthy, whole foods to help avoid long-term health issues.  You already know how vital healthy nutrition and carb counting is to maintaining

3 Spooky Tips & Tricks for Halloween with Diabetes

There’s nothing scary about Halloween with diabetes—unless of course, you count all the spooky skeletons, ghosts, and vampires stalking around town.  But, when your child has type 1 diabetes, you should consider what they need to enjoy the sweetest of all the holidays.  First and foremost, celebrating Halloween with diabetes means managing blood sugar

Are sugar substitutes OK for people with diabetes?

You can potentially live the sweet life as a person with diabetes, PWD. While too much sugar can be a concern for PWDs, artificial sweeteners can offer the chance to enjoy your favorite treats in a safer manner.  While food science has provided PWDs with a possible way to savor their sweetened delights, a universal truth of nutrition still applies to artificial sugar