World Health Day vouches to beat diabetes

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Each year the World Health Organization identifies a global health concern to address on World Health Day, April 7. The 2016 theme is Beat Diabetes. Diabetes worldwide Around the globe, more than 350 million people live with diabetes, and that number is projected to grow. Most—about 90 percent—have type 2…

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Type 1 diabetes bloggers you should follow

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According to the American Diabetes Association, about 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s almost 10 percent of the population. Although type 1 diabetes affects far fewer of the total—about 1.25 million—many of them were diagnosed as children and live with the disease their entire lives. As with…

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Free IDs for Kids at Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti

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Inspired by their adoptive son’s diabetes diagnosis, Drs.  Rick and Wendy Bonnell established Kay Mackenson Clinic in Haiti in 2012 with partners Dr. Chris and Lisa Carpenter. A nonprofit organization, the clinic provides comprehensive medical care to disadvantaged Haitian children who live with chronic, non-communicable diseases, like diabetes, heart disease,…

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7 Back to School Accessories for Children with Diabetes

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Back to school shopping is one of the busiest times of year for retailers. Parents re-evaluate what clothing fits and isn’t worn through, kids beg for the hottest sneakers and backpacks. But for children with diabetes, going back to school is also a time to think about how they will…

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Everything You Want to Know About Teenagers and Diabetes

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The teenage years can be challenging. Add together physical, emotional, and intellectual changes and anxiety grows. Throw in a chronic condition like diabetes, and you’ve got even more stress. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines the teenage years as those from puberty to adulthood, where “in addition to physiological growth,…

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