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Know Your Diabetes Meal Planning Options

Meal planning with type 1 doesn't have to be difficult. Armed with some basic ideas and a little planning you can discover the right approach for you and your family's needs. Find out what your options are and how you can get started.

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The Benefits of Keeping a Diabetes Food Journal

A diabetes food journal is a great way to stay aware of what you eat to better manage your blood sugar. But it is also a key to managing your weight; a major concern for many with diabetes. Learn several ways you can do this with minimal effort and time.

Ways to Stay Safe in the Hospital with Diabetes

People with diabetes are more likely to eventually have one or more stays in the hospital. To ensure that your stay is a safe and productive one, you need to be your own advocate. This requires you to be attentive to and engaged in the treatment process. If you are not able, a friend of family member could advocate on your behalf. Learn how you can make your next stay in the hospital a safe and short visit.

Learning to Handle Diabetes Mistakes

Living with diabetes means that you are not going to have perfect blood glucose control. That doesn't mean you give up but take a flexible attitude toward your diabetes management. Learn how to be conscientious about your diabetes but also how to learn from the inevitable mistakes you will make along the way.

How Diabetes Affects Siblings

When one child has diabetes it is like the entire family is living with diabetes. But with some deliberate steps to address the needs of all the children and open honest conversation about diabetes, siblings can adjust well. Learn tips on how to manage the responses of siblings to the changing family dynamic of living with diabetes.

How to Talk with Your Child about Diabetes

When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, a lot of your conversation between parent and child will be about diabetes. But it doesn't have to be a tug-of-war most of the time. Learn how you can talk with your child about their health and diabetes without turning it into a conflict.

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome describes a serious condition that can develop in people with diabetes. It is also called a diabetic coma. Learn what hyperglycemic hyperosmolar nonketotic syndrome is and how to prevent it.

Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem for men with diabetes. Nearly one-half of all men with diabetes will experience ED sometime in their life. But, diabetes doesn't need to put an end to sexual satisfaction. Learn more about ED and diabetes and the effective ways it can be treated.

Thyroid Disease and Diabetes

Thyroid disease occurs frequently among those with diabetes. About one in 8 people with type 2 diabetes and about one in three with type 1 will develop thyroid disease. Learn the symptoms and what you can do to prevent and treat thyroid conditions while managing your diabetes.

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Diabetes and Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a condition where you have an intolerance to a protein called gluten. It causes poor absorption of nutrients and can lead to malnutrition and a number of other serious problems. Fortunately, it can be correctly diagnosed and treated. Learn how celiac disease is common with type 1 diabetes and what can be done to treat it.

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