American Diabetes Alert Day

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk? One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The […]

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The Cost of Diabetes

How much does diabetes cost an employer and an employee? According to the American Diabetes Association’s Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012, the average medical expenditure for people with diagnosed diabetes is about $13,700 per year, with approximately $7,900 due to diabetes. Medical expenditures for people with diabetes are a staggering 2.3 […]

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Parents Talking Type 1: Kelvis & Kelvis Jr.

Kelvis Jr with a big smile

The American Diabetes Association asked their Facebook and Twitter communities to send them stories—specifically, what it’s like to be the parent of a child living with type 1 diabetes. Having received a lot of wonderful stories, they presented their favorites on the blog. We hope you’re as inspired by these personal stories as we are, and […]

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Diabetes Myths Busted

Kevin with kids at diabetes awareness camp

Diabetes myths sure have been in the news lately. A heated debate, which took place primarily via social media, peaked last week and is still being discussed among our diabetes community and beyond. And for good reason. It’s clear that we have a lot of educating yet to do about diabetes. Diabetes, in its many […]

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This is Christina. This Is Diabetes

Christina talks about her diabetes

Christina thrives on a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. But because of her schedule and frequent business travel away from her home in Seattle, her eating habits were often sporadic. “I would eat whatever was convenient, whether that’s something great like a steak tartar or whether it was McDonald’s French fries,” Christina says. “My food diet reflected […]

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