This area is intended for people who care for people living with diabetes in some way, such as physicians, nutritionists, teachers, childcare workers and babysitters, coaches and family members. This information may help you feel more comfortable and provide the person in your care with the best conditions.
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Diabetes Disaster Preparedness Patient Information As a person with diabetes, your daily routine involves schedules and planning. An emergency can seriously affect your health. It may be difficult to cope with a disaster when it occurs. You and your family should plan and prepare beforehand even if the event is loss of electricity for a few hours.
How Team Care Improves Depression and Diabetes The expanding number of people with multiple physical and mental chronic conditions are among the toughest, and costliest, to care for. The TEAMcare collaborative care program offers a promising solution.
Raising Veggie-Eating Children We hear about vegetables' importance to health all the time, but many children and adolescents still don't eat even one serving a day.
Help Your Teen Deal with the Ups & Downs of Diabetes Teens with diabetes and their families often face unique challenges. Bad feelings are normal every now and then. But in order to feel better, teens need to learn to take charge of their diabetes – and families can help.
Cooking for the Person With Diabetes The way you cook for a person with diabetes is the way you should cook for the whole family. By cutting down the fat, sugar, and sodium in recipes, you lower everyone's risk for diabetes and other chronic diseases.
Refusing to Face the Facts: Denial and Health Denial is a common response to a stressful situation. It can be an important coping and defense mechanism. But it also can delay the appropriate response to circumstances that require action and change.
Changing Beverages at School: What Will It Mean? When students get back to school this year, some may be surprised by the changes in beverage choices, with fewer carbonated soft drinks and more juice, sports drinks and water options. However, any parents assuming that their children's beverage choices have become more healthful should check their school's plans.
Financial Help for Diabetes Care Diabetes treatment is expensive. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetics spend an average of $13,243 a year on health care expenses. Many people who have diabetes need help paying some of the bills. This article details where you can go for help.