Yearly Archives: 2019

3 Reasons to Work Out With a Friend

3 Reasons to Work Out With a Friend

  Trying to get more physically active? You don’t have to go it alone. How about working out with a little help from your friends? When you work out…

Diabetes and Your Smile

Diabetes and Your Smile

  Some people with diabetes really do have a sweet tooth—or rather, a whole mouthful of them. If the sugar level is high in your blood, it’s high…

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

Diabetes and Your Kidneys

  If you’re like most people, you don’t give your kidneys a lot of thought. They’re somewhere in your body, not bothering anyone, quietly doing their job…

10 Surprising Things That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

10 Surprising Things That Can Spike Your Blood Sugar

  When you first found out you had diabetes, you tested your blood sugar often to understand how food, activity, stress, and illness could affect your blood sugar levels. By…

Our Vision: Regular, Affordable Eye Exams

Our Vision: Regular, Affordable Eye Exams

  Can you guess what the biggest health fear is for many Americans? According to a recent nationwide pollexternal icon, it’s blindness. People are so scared of losing their…

Diabetes and Asian Americans

Diabetes and Asian Americans

  Nationwide, as many as 1 in 4 people who have diabetes don’t know they have it. But for Asian Americans, that number is much higher—1 in 2…

Getting Screened: What Does it Mean?

Getting Screened: What Does it Mean?

  More than 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, but 1 in 4 of them don’t know they have it. And more than 84 million American…

But You Don’t Look Like You Have Diabetes!

But You Don’t Look Like You Have Diabetes!

  Has anyone ever said this to you? You might have wanted to reply “what do you think diabetes looks like?” Because the truth is you can’t tell if…

Managing Insulin in an Emergency

Managing Insulin in an Emergency

  From wildfires to hurricanes, disasters seem to be getting more and more common. Being prepared for an emergency is important for everyone, but it’s even more important if…

Do You Mark Your “Diaversary”?

Do You Mark Your “Diaversary”?

  Diaversary: The anniversary of the day someone was diagnosed with diabetes. Life’s major milestones—graduation, a new job, birthdays, weddings—mark how we’ve grown and changed in…