We want to make it easy for you to coordinate your Punch-Kick-A-Thon to support Defeat Diabetes Foundation. So, in addition to our nifty Friends Asking Friends website we’ve also developed some additional collateral materials to help you round out the event. Punch-Kick-A-Thon Description – Here is a simple guide to what you need to know… Continue reading →December 1, 2014
Tips for People with Diabetes The holidays add extra challenges to people with diabetes. That’s why we’ve prepared a special downloadable Holiday Survival Guide to help you cope with temptations, stress, holiday meals, airline travel and, even thoughtful gifts for a loved one with diabetes. Download the Defeat Diabetes® Holiday Survival Guide! The Holiday Survival… Continue reading →November 21, 2014
By Tasha Lessey With the holidays fast approaching, are you racking your brain trying to figure out what to get your loved ones? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten ideas to give you a head start in finding the perfect diabetes-friendly gift that’s guaranteed to spread holiday cheer. Exercise DVDs Exercise helps… Continue reading →November 13, 2014
Prescription drugs can eat up a huge percentage of your healthcare budget. But many times medication is exactly what is needed to control your health conditions. If you can’t pay for your medicines and supplies without help, you should tell your health care provider immediately. Your doctor may be able to direct you to local… Continue reading →October 20, 2014
Bananas are one of the top 5 fruits and veggies consumed by American’s, so most folks have eaten a banana but may not know their history. Recent archaeological suggests that banana cultivation goes back to 5000 – 8000 BCE in New Guinea. It is likely, however, that bananas were brought to Madagascar and the East… Continue reading →
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops when a woman is pregnant. This type of diabetes is caused by a change in the way a woman’s body responds to the hormone insulin during her pregnancy. This change results in elevated levels of blood sugar, also known as blood glucose. Gestational diabetes affects an estimated 18 percent of women during pregnancy.
It is important to diagnose and treat gestational diabetes to avoid health complications for you and your baby.