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Happy New You!

Posted On: Dec 31 2019 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Education

You don't need a new year or a new day to start over. It only takes a committed mindset and a plan! Follow as many of these diabetes self-management guidelines as possible, and write reminders in your calendar to help you follow through with your plan.  LEARN MORE

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Safe Disposal of Diabetes Sharps

Posted On: Dec 05 2019 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Diabetes Education, Needles & Sharps

It’s important to dispose of needles, lancets and other sharps properly. Disposal rules and regulations vary between the states and even municipalities.  Sharps containers may be purchased or made from strong plastic household containers.  LEARN MORE

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Holiday Eating Tips

Posted On: Nov 25 2019 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Diabetes Education

The holiday season is a difficult time to stay on course with healthy eating.  Travel, parties, family meals, cookies, pies and alcohol make managing your diabetes a challenge.  These tips will get you thinking about what you eat, owning what you choose to eat, and planning ahead.  LEARN MORE 

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Importance of a flu shot for people living with diabetes

Posted On: Oct 18 2019 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Education

People living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, even when well-managed, are at high risk of serious flu complications. September or October is considered the best time to get the vaccine. The flu shot is a safe and effective way to prevent or reduce the severity of previously mentioned complications.  READ MORE

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