"The Center for Diabetes Care and Information" helps people with diabetes and their caregivers improve quality of life by providing practical information on the diagnosis, treatment, care and self-management of the disease.

Through proper glucose monitoring, diet, exercise and self-management, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can be controlled and individuals with diabetes can live well.

Today, persons with diabetes can and do live healthy, active and rewarding lives through self-care, exercise and proper nutrition. As researchers continue to explore the causes and treatments of this disease, there are promising new advances in the battle against diabetes.

The Link between Diabetes and Restless Leg Syndrome
by Allison Karp, Education Coordinator

One of the lesser known medical issues plaguing individuals with diabetes is an uncomfortable condition known as restless leg syndrome. [Read More...]

Early Testing for Gestational Diabetes is Key to Reducing Pregnancy Risks
by Allison Karp, Education Coordinator

Expectant women have several things to think about during a pregnancy – ensuring they receive quality maternity care, finding the balance between work and personal commitments after the baby has arrived, and preparing emotionally and financially for a new addition to the family. But one aspect of motherhood that may not cross the minds of many expecting women is the bevy of risks associated with being pregnant, including the common threat of gestational diabetes. [Read More...]

How to Give Your Child Diabetes in 3 Easy Steps
by Anonymous

All I can say is that this is what worked for me. It's easier than you think. My daughter was diagnosed with “pre-diabetes” at her last physical a few weeks ago. She just turned 11. I guess we saw it coming for the last three years – her weight shot up a few years ago and each year her BMI put her at the top of the “overweight” section of her growth chart. But we let it go. [Read More...]

Caring for an Elder with Diabetes
by Allison Karp, Education Coordinator

Elderly people living with diabetes experience specific problems that are less of an issue for other age groups. These can begin with possible misdiagnoses, as cases of diabetes that develop in old age can be masked by other types of health problems, for instance when confusion caused by diabetes is interpreted as a sign of dementia. [Read More...]

How to Travel Safely with Diabetes
by Allison Karp, Education Coordinator

Traveling can be stressful, even traumatic, in the best of times, particularly since the threat of terrorism changed the way we are monitored and checked at airports. Rules and regulations regarding what can and can’t be carried on board aircraft have become stricter. [Read More...]

How to Save Money on Diabetes Supplies
by Allison Karp, Education Coordinator

Being diagnosed with diabetes not only weighs heavily on your personal life, but significantly affects you financially. In 2007, the national cost of diabetes was an astonishing $174 billion. Diabetics face an uphill battle when it comes to adequate health care coverage for diabetes supplies. In the past, health insurance companies have charged a higher premium rate to people with pre-existing conditions, like diabetes. Some insurers refuse to provide coverage altogether. Moreover, people with Type 2 diabetes face an even greater challenge acquiring financial assistance. [Read More...]


Keeping Your Teeth Healthy When You Have Diabetes
by Allison Karp, Education Coordinator

While anyone can suffer from tooth and gum problems, people who have diabetes tend to be more prone to problems in this area than most. More often than not, tooth and gum problems are caused by a build up of plaque, which can be exasperated by high blood glucose. People who have diabetes therefore can have serious problems in the mouth area if they don’t monitor their blood glucose levels. [Read More...]

Dining Out With Diabetes
by Allison Karp, Education Coordinator

Achieving a healthy, balanced diet is one of the most difficult challenges facing a diabetic. Type 1 and 2 diabetics must always be mindful of what they are eating. It’s hard enough to eat the right foods at home, but going out to dinner at a restaurant poses another, more complicated challenge, especially for people with recently diagnosed diabetes. [Read More...]


Diabetes caregivers can now get training and health education in ACLS and PALS through PALSCourse.com

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