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Keep your kid cool, busy and in-range this summer

Summer diabetes care for kids can be a real roller coaster—literally and figuratively. They're often more active, doing things they don't get to do during the school year (like riding roller coasters!). Food and sleep routines may go out the window. So how can you help keep your child's numbers from rising and falling like they're at an amusement park? Plan to be busy. You may be walking around a zoo or swimming at the beach one day, then hanging at a backyard picnic the next. You already know how blood sugar can change from weekdays to weekends, but summer just amps up the surprises. Real...

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Yoga class with a wide variety of men and women on yoga mats

No diabetes exercise resources? No problem. Here's how Christel made her own.

After moving to California and being inspired to get more fit, Christel noticed a lack of resources for managing blood sugar while exercising. So she decided to change that. She and her husband cofounded Diabetes Strong three years ago, and she agreed to chat with us about her experience. Have yo...

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Different activities: Different effects. Preparing to exercise depends on what you plan to do.

Christel, co-founder of Diabetes Strong talked to us about her experience managing blood sugar while exercising, and how different types of activity impact her blood sugar levels. These are some of the ideas she's been sharing with her coaching clients and on her blog, and are now becoming more wide...

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Forget the "diabetic diet." Instead, try these 6 tips for eating better every day.

Years ago, when a person was diagnosed with diabetes, they'd be sent home with a "diabetic meal plan" and a list of foods they shouldn't eat. Thank goodness those days are over. You may need to make some changes, but you can still enjoy the foods you love. And who knows—you may actually like a new w...

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