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Concerned mother presses her forehead against her worried son's forehead as they clasp hands

For parents of kids with type 1 diabetes, "worry" is an understatement

Every parent worries. But for parents of kids with type 1 diabetes (T1D), the word "worry" may not go far enough. Lisa O. finds the struggle for balance—especially when away from her son—all too real. "As a parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, I feel it's my job to make sure my son is healthy, ev...

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Grow

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust Who do you want to be next? If you're feeling like you're in a rut, spring is the right time to awaken your spirit and give yourself a fresh start. Create a posi...

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Spaghetti (Squash) and (Chicken) Bolognese Healthy Pasta Recipe

  Replacing regular pasta with spaghetti squash makes a healthy, easy weeknight meal. Try this recipe by retired police officer (with type 2 diabetes) Rob and his wife Connie, profiled in this month's Accu-Chek Update.   Ingredients (serves 4): 2 medium spaghetti squashe...

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Your emergency road kit

Most of us wouldn't get in the car without having at least a spare tire—and at most, a set of flares, jumper cables, a jack, warm clothes, a blanket and the motor club's "Send Help" sign. But does your kit cover other essentials? Chances are, you already have hard candy or fast-acting glucose hidden in strategic places around your home, office and car in case of a blood sugar low. If not, here's your cue to do so. You can also set yourself up to be prepared by using this short checklist of items that can be kept in your on-the-go bag and stay well stocked at home for use at a moment's notic...

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Mobile apps: powerful data, at your fingertips

A mobile app can be an extremely useful tool, helping you manage your day-to-day life with diabetes. There are a lot of apps out there, but here are some of the ones we found that had high ratings, were free or affordable, and had an easy-to-use format. For example, the mySugr logbook app call...

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11 roses smell just as good as a dozen

Want to make a difference in the life of a child with diabetes? (You know you do.) Here's the best Valentine gift you can give—participate in the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. Instead of sending that special someone a dozen roses this Valentine's Day, buy 11 instead and donate the...

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Chicken tacos with beans and garnish

Which came first? Chicken.

A few years ago, the American Diabetes Association Web site noted that the word most frequently searched on their site was "chicken." That's right—at the site hosted by the leader in diabetes education and research, people were more interested in meal plan-friendly chicken ideas than any other singl...

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Safe cycling and diabetes: Before, during and after your ride

In the diabetes community, springtime is Tour de Cure® season. Whether you're participating or supporting this annual American Diabetes Association event, it's almost certainly on your radar. Even if you aren't riding to raise awareness and funds for diabetes, it's easy to see why cycling is the activity of choice. Whether you're 5 or 95, prefer Lycra or flannel, pedal around the block or ride competitively, cycling suits just about everyone. If you haven't been riding much over the winter (or longer), here are a few quick reminders. Before you ride this year. Check your helmet and...

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