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Siblings Summit Diabetes

Summit Diabetes

Haley Maurice, a type 1 diabetic, put her body to the test as she and her brother hiked 221 miles across the Sierra Nevada. Click below to glimpse into their journey!

Bionic Pancreas Put to the Test

Bionic Pancreas in Action

For the first time, the bionic pancreas is being tested on children with type 1 between the ages of 6 and 11. Watch the video to see the results!

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LowImpactExercise1Look No Further! THIS is Your Comprehensive Guide to Low Impact Exercises!

High-impact exercises range anywhere from jogging to football, and always include some sort of running and jumping. Typically, these types of activities are reserved for those that either A) have been physically active year after year and/or B) have very little fear of injury, or can absorb the toll that running and jumping and whatever...

FDADiabetesTreatment1Terrific News! The FDA Has Approved ILUVIEN and Trulicity, Two New Treatments That Could Benefit Those With Diabetes

Just in the past couple of weeks, two new treatments pertaining to diabetes have been approved by the FDA. Their names: ILUVIEN and Trulicity. What they do: you’ll have to read on!   ILUVIEN   Diabetic macular edema (DME) is quite common among people with diabetes (type 1 and type 2), affecting the eyesight of...

KiDSProject1Diabetes in Children is Spreading — Learn How You Can Help!

Kids and Diabetes in Schools (KiDS), a program developed by the International Diabetes Federation and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, seeks to improve education and understanding of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in schools. Many children with diabetes suffer from isolation, discrimination, and stigmas because of their disease, which can lead to a conflict between what is good for their bodies, and what is good for their minds. With the help of KiDS, schoolchildren will (hopefully one day soon) no longer need to hide their disease from their peers, and can start just being kids.

SevenDiabetesMyths1Let’s Knock These 7 Diabetes Myths Out of the Park, Once and For All

Here's the bottom line: our population, in general, has been and continues to be misinformed about diabetes. It doesn't matter where it comes from; misinformation leads to a web of myths, otherwise known as fibs, or stretches of the truth. We're here to put those myths to an end, once and for all.

TalkHypos1Do You Get ‘Hypos?’ Don’t Let Them Go Untreated!

Many people with diabetes, types 1 AND 2, and other blood glucose-related disorders may experience hypoglycemic episodes, or "hypos." Hypos result from abnormally low blood sugar, and symptoms include shakiness, anxiety, a racing heart, blurred vision, among many other possible signs. Each person experiences hypos in a different way, but, if left untreated, the symptoms can get much worse.

Help Preserve a Diabetic's Foot
Diabetic foot ulcers are the primary cause of hospital admissions for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Medical treatment for these common ulcers is critical — 80% of leg amputations occur subsequent to these ulcers. Treatment is available, however many patients aren't able to afford it.

Contribute to the Diabetic Foot Ulcers Co-Pay Assistance Program to help diabetics who are most in need.
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