Why is a Medical ID Important for a Person with Diabetes?

Medical IDs and Diabetes Diabetes bracelet or diabetic jewelry is probably the last thing on your mind after being recently diagnosed with diabetes. After all, bracelets, necklaces and anklets may not seem to serve any purpose beyond being decorative. However, when it comes to chronic diseases like diabetes, being easily…

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Celebrate a Diabetes-Friendly Christmas

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Re-posted from an article by Birgit Ottermann on Health 24.  For the complete article, click here. For many people with diabetes Christmas can be a tough time of the year – how do you resist temptation when it’s lurking around every corner? The good news is that, with a bit of planning, you can also have…

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CDC leads the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Learn more about how the National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. About the Program The National Diabetes Prevention Program encourages collaboration among federal agencies, community-based organizations, employers, insurers, health care professionals, academia, and other stakeholders to prevent or delay the onset of…

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Have Diabetes? Wear a Medical ID!

Joslin Diabetes Center recommends all people with diabetes to wear a medical alert ID bracelet or necklace. Importance of Wearing a Medical Alert ID Bracelet with Diabetes:  “Medical alert bracelets enable rapid identification of patients with a number of illnesses, including diabetes, which can make them unable to communicate their…

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Tips to Help Manage Your Child’s Diabetes

Managing your child’s diabetes can be overwhelming, but Debbie Butler, L.I.C.S.W., C.D.E., Clinical Social Worker, Pediatrics and Behavioral and Mental Health in the Joslin Clinic, gives some tips on how to make it easier. 10 Tips to Help Manage Your Child’s Diabetes Parents need to take an active role in…

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Surviving the Holidays with Diabetes

Parties can pose a challenge for people with diabetes. Celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, and the holidays present a minefield of situations to navigate.  Without a little preplanning, you risk throwing your diabetes off course and sending a joyous occasion into a healthcare calamity. Holidays • New Years: You may need…

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Managing your Diabetes

As part of our annual coverage of American Diabetes Month we’d like to provide some steps to managing your diabetes from our colleagues at the National Diabetes Education Program.  Many people avoid the long-term problems of diabetes by taking good care of themselves. Work with your health care team to…

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Meet Buckshot Bob, the Type 1 Diabetes Medical ID Bracelet for Kids

American Medical ID is now offering an adorable and functional medical ID bracelet for young children with type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes in children is a condition in which your child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin your child needs to survive, and you’ll need to replace the missing…

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