Diabetes-Friendly Fun and Education at the ADA Expo

The American Diabetes Association invites you to join them at their annual Health and Wellness Expo on April 8th, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. This event is FREE and promises lots of fun, games and diabetes education for the entire family! This year, American Medical ID has donated over 200 diabetes…

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World Health Day vouches to beat diabetes

world health day

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

type 1 diabetes bloggers

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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Celebrating child life professionals this March

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“Children process information from the world around them much differently than adults,” explains the Child Life Council. “They have distinct needs for managing the effects of stress and trauma.” Child life specialists are pediatric health care workers who help kids and their families manage to deal with chronic illness, hospitalization…

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2015 Review: Your Top 5 Favorite Posts

2015 review

This year we learned how to help teenagers cope with diabetes, how to be a safe patient, calming meditation techniques, and how children in Haiti are safer with medical IDs. We also heard from real parents of children with food allergies, chronic heart conditions and hydrocephalus. In all our learning…

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