FOLLOW US

Live Well

10 Tricks to Help Your T1D Child Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween

10 Tricks to Help Your T1D Child Have a Happy, Healthy Halloween

For parents and kids with type 1 diabetes, Halloween can be a scary time—and not because of the frightening costumes. Here's how to get through the day without having a blood sugar emergency.
October 25, 2017
A type 1 mom and certified diabetes educator gives her tips for having a healthy, happy Halloween—without any blood sugar emergencies.
Should I Get a Flu Shot if I Have Diabetes?

Should I Get a Flu Shot if I Have Diabetes?

Having type 1 or type 2 diabetes puts you at increased risk of illness because elevated blood sugar weakens the immune system. Getting an annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself.
October 19, 2017
An expert explains why it's important for people with diabetes—both type 1 and type 2—to receive a flu shot every year.
5 Ways to Eat Bacon Without Overdoing It

5 Ways to Eat Bacon Without Overdoing It

If you have diabetes, bacon just may be the number 1 breakfast bad guy. If you just can't say no, here's how to eat less and still sneak in that fabulous flavor.
October 12, 2017
Bacon and diabetes do NOT go well together but here are some clever ways to substitute that irresistible flavor without putting your health at risk.
Hate Finger Pricks? New FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System May Be Right for You

Hate Finger Pricks? New FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System May Be Right for You

New glucose monitoring device, just approved by the FDA, may mean the end of routine finger sticks.
October 11, 2017
Do you hate pricking your finger to check your blood sugar levels? This new no-prick glucose monitoring system could be right for you.
Kombucha: Is It a Healthy Drink for People with Diabetes?

Kombucha: Is It a Healthy Drink for People with Diabetes?

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink that contains gut-friendly bacteria or probiotics that may aid in digestion and boost the immune system. Kombucha hasn't been extensively studied in humans but lab tests indicate that it may have a positive impact on blood sugar.
October 05, 2017
Could Telemedicine Reduce Your Need for Insulin?

Could Telemedicine Reduce Your Need for Insulin?

Telemedicine delivers an array of health care services that are accessed remotely via technology. Here's how it works, how it could improve your blood sugar control and what you need to know to tap into this emerging field.
October 04, 2017
Can using telemedicine to help manage your diabetes improve your overall health and your A1C? Plus, tips every telehealth user needs to know.
Why Having a Good Gut Matters to Your Health

Why Having a Good Gut Matters to Your Health

Your microbiome—the community of bacteria that live in your intestinal tract—is especially important when you have diabetes because it not only affects your overall health but how your body responds to sugar.
September 28, 2017
Learn the reasons why gut bacteria is important health. A registered dietitian explains what the microbiome has to do with diabetes.
How to Care for Yourself When Your Child has Diabetes

How to Care for Yourself When Your Child has Diabetes

Parenting a child with a chronic condition can take its toll on both of you if you try to do too much on your own. Here, some advice to help you cope.
September 21, 2017
8 Great Breakfasts for Kids with Diabetes

8 Great Breakfasts for Kids with Diabetes

Research shows that eating a healthy breakfast may ensure better glucose control throughout the day and reduce the risk of developing serious diabetes complications later. Here are 8 expert-approved ways to get your kids to the table in the morning.
September 21, 2017
The 5 Best Supermarket Convenience Foods for Easy, Healthy Dinners

The 5 Best Supermarket Convenience Foods for Easy, Healthy Dinners

Prepared foods don’t always rank among the healthiest choices at the supermarket (think frozen pepperoni pizza). But there are some healthy short-cuts on the shelves. Here’s what you need to know before you head down the aisle.
September 13, 2017
From rotisserie chicken to quick-cook whole grains and healthy pasta alternatives, a registered dietitian tells you how to save time at the supermarket and in the kitchen using healthy short-cut foods.
MAIN MENU