Diabetes Alert Day 2018: A Wake-Up Call on Type 2 Diabetes

March 27, 2018, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day. It is an important day for raising awareness of type 2 diabetes and in encouraging the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test. This test only takes 60 seconds to complete and can instantly tell users if they’re at risk of…

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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

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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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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Shhh… Sneak Peek at the New Ryan Reed Bracelet

Ryan Reed

American Medical ID is proud to preview the new Ryan Reed medical ID bracelet, which should become available mid-March.  As American Medical ID has done with past campaign awareness bracelets, a percentage of sales will be donated to the American Diabetes Association. Ryan Reed is an incredibly talented driver who…

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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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