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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

We asked Diabetic Living readers to submit their best diabetes...
We asked Diabetic Living readers to submit their best diabetes tips for living well with diabetes and taking control of their health. From cooking to weight loss, find out what works for real people 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. 

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Our quick tips make roasting simple! Instructions and recipes...
Our quick tips make roasting simple! Instructions and recipes for roasting a variety of veggies make for heathy sides and meals that are easy (and fast!) to make.
Use all 29 days of Heart Health Month 2016 to improve your...
Use all 29 days of Heart Health Month 2016 to improve your cardiovascular health using our helpful tips, motivators, and recipe ideas.
Make doctor appointments easier with our appointment cheat...
Make doctor appointments easier with our appointment cheat sheet. It's your go-to guide for keeping important notes, results, and changes to your diabetes management routine before, during, and after your appointment. Fill out the first section of this cheat sheet, and bring it along to your next visit.
You're more likely to exercise regularly if you do...
You're more likely to exercise regularly if you do activities you love. Take our quick quiz to see what workouts fit best with your personality and lifestyle.
It's difficult to remember all the things you're...
It's difficult to remember all the things you're concerned about during your 10 or so minutes with a doctor. But once you lie down in bed and put your feet under the covers, it's hard to forget the tingling pain in your toes. Print this Where It Hurts Worksheet to write down when and where you feel any sort of numbness, pain, tingling, or burning. Bring the sheet to your next checkup to discuss with your health care provider.
Complete this form for yourself or your loved one so your ...
Complete this form for yourself or your loved one so your diabetes care information is handy. Share with health care providers as necessary, especially in cases of hospitalization.

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.
The cozy flavors of fall -- pumpkin, apple, peanut butter, and...
The cozy flavors of fall -- pumpkin, apple, peanut butter, and chocolate -- make our sweet desserts perfect for the season. These comforting cobblers, cookies, pies, and cakes are even better served warm with love.
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!