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Diabetes Awareness Starts With You!

November is National Diabetes Month, but we know awareness and taking care of your health happen year-round. Diabetic Living is a great resource for people newly diagnosed with diabetes, family members caring for loved ones, and people who have been living with diabetes and want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We give you the tools you need to take charge of your health and, most importantly, enjoy life!

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Living Well with Diabetes

A type 2 diagnosis turned Robert Lewis into the Pied Piper...
A type 2 diagnosis turned Robert Lewis into the Pied Piper of diabetes with his welcome smile, hopeful message, and good-for-you recipes. Learn about the Happy Diabetic’s mission, plus sample a few of his diabetes-friendly dishes and download a FREE vegetable roasting guide.
Dealing with type 1 diabetes for decades—and staying...
Dealing with type 1 diabetes for decades—and staying healthy despite it—is no small feat. To celebrate those who have successfully managed diabetes for 50 or more years, the Joslin Diabetes Center, a research center and clinic in Boston, created the 50-Year Medal Program. See some of the recipients at Joslin’s fifth-ever awards ceremony in the summer of 2013. 
Paint, draw, shape, glue. Art therapist Lee Ann Thill wants you...
Paint, draw, shape, glue. Art therapist Lee Ann Thill wants you to share your diabetes story with the world—and experience the difference it can make. That’s why she started Diabetes Art Day, an annual online initiative encouraging people with diabetes to express themselves creatively.

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Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at...
Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at the supermarket. We put together helpful tips to make the trip as painless as possible, from writing an efficient grocery shopping list to knowing which meat and dairy products to buy.
If you're considering a new eating plan to lose weight, we...
If you're considering a new eating plan to lose weight, we created a helpful breakdown for what a typical breakfast would include following five popular diabetes weight loss diets, plus the nutrition information for each plan. See how The Diabetes Breakthrough, Paleo diet, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean diet, and Nutrisystem D compare.
If you have diabetes, you know what your blood sugar numbers...
If you have diabetes, you know what your blood sugar numbers need to be. But what about friends and family? Do they know their blood sugar numbers? Could they be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? An estimated 79 million Americans have prediabetes—but only 11 percent know it. Diabetic Living wants to change that statistic by raising awareness.  
Any chef will tell you the tastiest results come when you cook...
Any chef will tell you the tastiest results come when you cook with fruits and vegetables that are ripe and in season. Use this chart as a handy reference for spotting, buying, and storing the best produce to ensure delicious dishes all year round.
Score big for your diabetes health with better lab results. We'...
Score big for your diabetes health with better lab results. We'll tutor you on which numbers matter most and ways to improve them, including A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol, and other tests and checks to protect your health and detect early signs diabetes complications.
If you have a bake sale in your future or just want a fun recipe...
If you have a bake sale in your future or just want a fun recipe to try, don't miss our bake sale-inspired recipes that include Caramel-Cheese Crazy Corn, Cherry-Berry Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip-Almond Biscotti, Mint Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes, Nutty Raspberry Crispy Treats, and a refreshing Strawberry-Lime Cooler. Plus, get fun and easy packaging instructions and designer labels! 

Practical Tips to Manage Diabetes

Knowing, monitoring, and controlling your ABCs—A1C, blood...
Knowing, monitoring, and controlling your ABCs—A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol—is essential to diabetes care. Find out why these measures are so important, plus what the numbers mean and how often you should get tested.
Are you ashamed of your diabetes? Afraid of judgment, Ilene...
Are you ashamed of your diabetes? Afraid of judgment, Ilene Raymond Rush kept her diabetes a secret for years before deciding to accept her diagnosis and take control of the shame game.
Don’t let diabetes take control of your big day. Stress...
Don’t let diabetes take control of your big day. Stress less and enjoy the celebration with our 10 tips for planning a worry-free wedding day when you have diabetes and take insulin. Plus, download the FREE three-tier wedding cake and monogrammed cupcake recipes!
Metformin's blood glucose-lowering effects and relatively low...
Metformin's blood glucose-lowering effects and relatively low cost make it the first drug that most providers choose and one of the most prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes. Find out if you should be taking it.
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more...
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more about the FDA’s proposed label changes, and see how they might help you better manage your diabetes.
A diabetes diagnosis can be scary, but ignoring it won’t...
A diabetes diagnosis can be scary, but ignoring it won’t make it go away. Once you learn to accept your diabetes, you can start to manage it and live better.

Most Popular Recipes

Comfort foods live up to their name, dishing up warmth and good...
Comfort foods live up to their name, dishing up warmth and good memories with their familiar hearty flavors. We've given your favorite comfort food recipes for fall and winter a healthy makeover, so they still have all of the good taste you remember but with fewer carbs, calories, and fat.
Hooray! Fall is here, and with it comes endless options for...
Hooray! Fall is here, and with it comes endless options for delicious dishes. No matter what comfort food you're craving, we've got warm fall soups, apple desserts, and more. Here are some of our freshest fall dinner and dessert recipes featuring healthy ingredients for a diabetes meal plan.
As the seasons change, include these power foods for diabetes in...
As the seasons change, include these power foods for diabetes in your diet to keep your health on the top of your to-do list without sacrificing flavor.
Sweet potatoes are a healthy and tasty vegetable to add to your...
Sweet potatoes are a healthy and tasty vegetable to add to your diet. These colorful spuds are loaded with vitamin A and potassium. Plus, they're inexpensive, leaving your budget intact this holiday season.
Football and cool weather aren't the only signs that fall has...
Football and cool weather aren't the only signs that fall has finally arrived. Grab a plate and dig in to one of these recipes that bring out the best fall flavors. Find new ideas on how to add pumpkin, hearty soup, chunky chili, comforting casseroles, and something to satisfy your sweet tooth -- yep, we've got it all!
Enjoy pumpkin year-round with these must-try diabetic pumpkin...
Enjoy pumpkin year-round with these must-try diabetic pumpkin recipes. Whether you prefer creamy pumpkin pie or pumpkin-infused mashed potatoes, these sweet and savory pumpkin recipes are packed with vitamin A and fiber, perfect for diabetic meal plans. Bonus: These yummy recipes are easy to make, too -- just add canned pumpkin.