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Managing and Preventing the Complications of Diabetes

— November is National Diabetes Month. This year’s theme is “Take Diabetes to Heart,” reflecting the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is only one of the health problems made worse by diabetes. Read our Holiday Tips for People With Diabetes during this holiday season.  More than 30 million people in the U.S. are... Read More

Oral Health: It’s Not Just About a Nice Smile

— June Is Oral Health Month Our teeth and gums change as we grow older. Years of wear and tear take a toll, often causing thinning enamel and broken or lost teeth. Teeth with repairs such as crowns, fillings and root canals are less hardy. As gums recede, sensitive areas of the teeth not covered by... Read More

Diabetes Is a Family Matter

— November is the month when families traditionally get together for Thanksgiving visits — and it’s also National Family Caregiver Month. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, November also is American Diabetes Month. So that makes this month a great time to discuss your family’s risk of diabetes. On the global level, the International Diabetes Foundation... Read More

Diabetes: Focus on Caregiver Support

— November is National Diabetes Month and National Caregivers Month.  We know that many family caregivers are caring for a loved one with diabetes, or the caregiver themselves may be diagnosed with diabetes.  We dedicate this blog to the family caregiver and offer some tips on finding caregiver support. This year, the two celebrations are especially... Read More
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