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Living with diabetes

Once you have been diagnosed and begun treatment for diabetes, you may have ongoing questions about lifestyle and living with your condition. These articles have information about living with diabetes.

 

Debunking Diabetes Myths - NEW!

Diabetes is often a misunderstood disease. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with diabetes, it is important to get the facts. Here are some common myths surrounding diabetes. [READ MORE]

 

Diabetes and work

Diabetes doesn’t need to slow you down at work. These helpful tips can make it easier to manage your blood glucose levels while on the job.  [READ MORE] 

 

Alternative testing sites

Traditionally, blood sugar levels have been tested through the finger-stick method, but there are alternative testing sites. [READ MORE] 

 

Travel and diabetes

Planning ahead is key, no matter where your trip takes you. Here are some special considerations to keep in mind for managing your diabetes while traveling. [READ MORE] 

 

Children and diabetes

About 1 in every 400 children and adolescents have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. If you are a parent or a caregiver of a child with diabetes, these common questions and answers may help you understand more about diabetes care for this age group. [READ MORE] 

 

Diabetes and exercise

Staying physically active is important for everyone. For people with diabetes, keeping fit can also positively affect your blood sugar levels. Regular exercise can help you manage your weight and lower your blood pressure, too.  [READ MORE] 

 

The importance of foot care

Diabetes impacts all of your body, but your feet are especially vulnerable to complications relating to the disease. In particular, poor blood circulation and loss of sensation (neuropathy) can contribute to serious foot problems for people with diabetes.  [READ MORE]

 

Accessory products

To make your day-to-day diabetes self-management easier, these products may help. [READ MORE] 

 

What to look for when choosing a meter

Blood glucose meters (also called monitors) are small, hand-held electronic devices that make it possible for you to check your blood sugar levels on your own. These meters come with a number of features designed to make getting accurate results easy so that you can get back to your life. [READ MORE]

 

Diabetes and incontinence

Bladder incontinence, or accidental urine leakage, can be an embarrassing topic to talk about – even with your doctor. And yet, according to the National Association for Continence, one in three adult Americans experience symptoms of bladder control loss at some point in their lives. They also point out that there’s a connection between diabetes and bladder control loss.  [READ MORE] 

 

Understanding the diabetes insulin pump ordering process

Ordering diabetes supplies, especially for the first time, can be an involved process. It takes time for Edgepark to verify the necessary information required by health insurance providers in order for you to receive your order. [READ MORE]