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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Category: Diabetes Management
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 […]
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 […]
How to cope with the “diabetes police”
Everyone has them–friends, family members, or colleagues who try to offer diabetes care advice. It may be your girlfriend who always points out the healthiest options on the menu at lunch. Or it could be your brother who calls regularly to check in on your medication regimen. No matter who it is, after awhile, their […]
Blood glucose logs are fun + 2 other reasons why y...
Okay, time to be honest: Do you keep a blood sugar log? Do you actually? Perhaps you’ve thought about tracking your sugars, and maybe you’ve even gone as far as to print one out. But how often do you really use a sugar log? Did you know a daily blood sugar diary is one of […]
What the dawn phenomenon means for your blood suga...
Ever wonder why your blood sugar is a tad higher than normal when you wake up in the morning? After all, you’ve been fasting all night. Your sugar levels should be fairly low, right? Turns out, your body is experiencing the dawn phenomenon. The kicker? It happens to everybody–not just people with diabetes. While you’re […]
Celebrate World Diabetes Day with these scrumptiou...
It’s time to get dolled up in blue and celebrate! Today, November 14, marks World Diabetes Day. Created by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), this exciting day promotes awareness and advocacy about the growing condition. This year, IDF encourages everyone to Go Blue For Breakfast, because studies have shown a healthy morning meal can help […]