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7 tips for getting a good night's sleep

Fall is fully taking hold, schedules are changing, days are getting shorter and you may find that you're having a hard time getting a good night's sleep. Plus, diabetes can contribute to sleep problems. Apnea, or difficulty breathing, is fairly common in people with type 2.1 Neuropathy―damage to the...

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​Good reasons to open your home and heart to a pet

​It's national pet month, and there's a good chance you've run across an adoption event over the past few weeks. Those cute little fur-babies are so tempting—perhaps it's time to give in. You already know that pets offer wonderful emotional benefits, but did you know that they can provide physica...

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Two apples and a pear carved in the likeness of a jack-o-lantern

Healthier Halloween treats: it's okay to be "that" house

There are many good reasons for skipping the candy on Halloween and opting for less sugar-packed treats. Maybe you want to do your part to make your community healthier. Maybe you just want to try something different this year. Whatever your reasons, we think you should go for it! To help, we've rou...

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A quick guide to living gluten-free with diabetes

For many people living with diabetes, celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity can add to the challenge of eating healthy meals every day. The holidays―and all the delicious baked goods that come with them―are right around the corner. So here's a quick guide to what it means to live gluten-free. Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease? The symptoms of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity can be the same―stomach pains, headache, joint pain, fatigue or other symptoms that occur after a person eats a food containing gluten. If you suspect that you have gluten sensitivity or celi...

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Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, green beans, and pie

What's in (and out) for this Thanksgiving dinner

The mounds of food on a Thanksgiving table can really test your carb-counting expertise and willpower―especially if you try to keep your carbs between 45 and 60 grams per meal. So we thought we'd make some suggestions for smart options that lighten the carb, fat and sugar load. Out: Crack...

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Jet lag. Lows. Time zones. How Austin reduces travel anxiety.

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 8, and now a busy actor in L.A. (appearing most recently in episodes of Lucifer and Scorpion), Austin has learned a few tricks for managing his blood sugar while traveling to film locations or just heading away for the weekend. Here's what he had to say. As a...

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Late middle-age couple jogging in workout clothes down street in autumn

Ready to win at losing?

People always seem to be talking about losing weight. Yet, as a country, we just keep getting bigger. So how can we align what we want to do with what we actually do? Here are a few tips that might help. Create a fair timeline. You didn't put weight on all at once, so don't expect it to come off...

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Helpful tips for getting a good night’s sleep - Infographic

Tips for sleeping better

Try these tips for sleeping better, whether you have diabetes or not. Get a better night's sleep using a few simple methods outlined in this infographic. View Infographic As Text Want more content like this? Sign up for the Accu-Chek Update email newsletter. Sign Up Now Helpful tips for getting a good night's sleep A good night's sleep has many benefits for people with diabetes. You'll be more alert, have more energy, have less stress and you may find it easier to control your blood sugar. Relax before bedtime Go to bed at the same time every day No heavy me...

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