Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, forest fires, tornadoes, polar vortexes… No matter the disaster, you should always be prepared, especially when it comes to your diabetes. Choose a waterproof, inflammable bag or container that can fit… Extra meds and supplies, including empty sharps containers, extra batteries for electronic devices, and cooler packs for your […]
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Author: Kasey Dunifer
Make This Father’s Day Memorable!
Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16th! We would like to thank all the fathers by putting together some fun activities, recipes, and gift ideas for the special dad in your life. Find the perfect gift for dad with these 10 Gift Ideas: A Kabob grilling basket because not only is it a […]
Join Our Community!
Check out this new My Diabetes Home feature! (Currently limited to users in Iowa – sponsored by Iowa Diabetes Research) Want quick access to local community resources? We’ve got you covered! The “myCommunity” feature offers everything from fitness & nutrition information to different, local support groups available. It is the one-stop-shop for your health […]
Little Ways to Make Big Differences in Your Diabet...
Ever forget to care for yourself? We can all get overwhelmed with busy schedules, and may put ourselves on the back burner. But what does that mean for our health? Well for people with diabetes, it could mean uncontrolled blood sugars. And uncontrolled blood sugars can mean some unwanted health complications–which may happen sooner rather […]
Tips Listen to Your Doctor Always follow your doctor’s instructions regarding your meds. Be sure to also read each prescription label and the printed information provided by your pharmacist. If you are confused about anything, ask the pharmacist or contact your doctor. Stay Organized Keep a written or electronic list of meds you are currently […]
Blood Sugar Targets
What should my blood sugar targets be? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends blood sugar targets of 80 to 130 mg/dL before meals and less than 180 mg/dL after meals, while the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommends blood sugar targets of less than 110 mg/dL before meals and less than 140 mg/dL after […]
What is A1C?
Overview What is A1C? A1C is an average measure of your blood sugar over the past 3 months. The results show how well your blood sugar levels have been controlled. The higher your blood sugars have been, the higher your A1C results will be. Why is A1C important? Your A1C serves as an important measurement […]
Checking Your Blood Sugar
Why is it important to check my blood sugar? Checking your blood sugar is very important for informing yourself and your doctor of the effects of your food, meds, and activities on your blood sugar. Regular blood sugar testing can also alert you when your blood sugars are dangerously high or low. How often should […]
How to Connect to My Diabetes Home
Learn how to connect your EMR, Fitbit and more! For connecting your Fitbit, scroll to the bottom of this post for a quick video. First of all: What’s an EMR? An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the electronic documentation of a patient’s health history including medical information such as a patient’s chronic medical conditions, diagnoses, […]
Time to Celebrate!
My Diabetes Home 2.0 is almost here. Take a look at the new features. My Diabetes Home has always been dedicated to providing you with the best way to manage your diabetes, and now we’re doing that with a brand new look! Created to simplify how you organize your diabetes information, My Diabetes Home 2.0 […]