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Managing Diabetes — Even With the Coronavirus Keeping You Home

In these times of the coronavirus, you may feel overwhelmed with managing diabetes. But the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) program can keep you on track.   DSMES helps you develop a realistic diabetes plan, solve problems and give you confidence to manage your diabetes. It may also help you: Feel empowered. Feel less

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What People With Diabetes Need to Know About COVID-19

With new information emerging every day, there’s a lot we still don’t know about COVID-19. But older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, including diabetes, appear to face a higher risk for severe illness from the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And if you’re

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Get Motivated to Get Moving

It’s not exactly breaking news: Exercise can lower your blood sugar and blood pressure, boost your energy and help you sleep better. But how do you get started when you’re in a slump? Most of us (about 80% of Americans) don’t make exercise a regular habit. Maybe you weren’t physically active before your diagnosis, so

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Make the Most of Your Medication Plan

To help you better manage your diabetes and heart health, your doctor may prescribe medication. A solid medication regimen, in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, can help reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. How Medication Helps Your doctor may prescribe a combination of medications to lower your blood glucose and reduce