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Que celebrating our resilient diabetes community

This month, we’re celebrating Diabetes Awareness Month in the U.S., and on November 14, we’ll celebrate World Diabetes Day . You’ll start to see videos of people bouncing blue balloons when scrolling through your feed so I wanted to explain why we launched our #BlueBalloonChallenge.  Diabetes is a constant balancing act — managing your

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

Managing diabetes at school

  Managing diabetes at school entails proper planning, documentation, and open communication. There are an estimated 210,000 children in the US living with diabetes. These children can engage in the same activities as their peers, but they need additional considerations when going to school or participating in extracurriculars. This may mean taking extra breaks

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

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