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Having diabetes doesn't have to limit your life, but living well with diabetes does involve smart choices every day. Find out how others stay healthy.
Diabetes can stress you out (to say the least). Changing your...
Diabetes can stress you out (to say the least). Changing your attitude toward stress can reduce your anxiety and improve how you manage diabetes. 
Anxious about complications? Burned out? Your diabetes may be...
Anxious about complications? Burned out? Your diabetes may be taking a toll on your mind as well as your body. It’s likely not depression you’re experiencing but diabetes distress. 
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.

Top Picks for 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. 
As brothers, Luke, Jack, and Ben Schuhmacher share a lot,...
As brothers, Luke, Jack, and Ben Schuhmacher share a lot, including type 1 diabetes. But the family seems to take it all in stride thanks to their superhero mom, who finds -- and offers -- support online. 
This group of New Yorkers living with type 1 diabetes shares...
This group of New Yorkers living with type 1 diabetes shares life, laughs, and some really tasty meals at their dinner club get-togethers. Get inspired by their story and start your own diabetes dinner group!
Crystal Bowersox, singer-songwriter and American Idol season...
Crystal Bowersox, singer-songwriter and American Idol season nine runner-up, is standing up to type 1 diabetes after hospitalization due to ketoacidosis during the contest. Debuting her first album, Farmer's Daughter, in December 2010 and recently joining the OneTouch community, Bowersox says she is inspired by offering support and advocating for diabetes.