Each month we challenge our members with one specific behavior. We know that concentrating on a specific behavior change for a whole month can get you started on a new, healthier pattern. Members, log in for your new challenge. Join DiabetesEveryDay and begin changing your diabetes management life where the wind is at your back.
Join DiabetesEveryDay or Log In and get Toby’s five key tips for avoiding weight gain during the holiday season. A recent study showed participants gained 1.7 pounds in the period from Thanksgiving to New Years, and weight gain is something the great majority of us (people with diabetes) need to avoid. There are, of course, [...]
Join DiabetesEveryDay or Log in to get Toby’s take on why eating more often at home with food you’ve prepared yourself can make diabetes management easier and more effective.
Medical identification can save our life in an emergency, and it’s not just for those at risk for diabetes-related emergencies like low blood sugar. In any emergency information about our diabetes can be critical. Join Toby in this video as she discusses medical identification, and introduces you to her favorite creator of beautiful, artistic medical [...]
Join DiabetesEveryDay to begin taking your diabetes seriously, including a monthly health improvement challenge to focus your efforts toward forming better habits
How are you sleeping? Are you getting 7 to 8 hours of restful sleep each night? If not you could be sabotaging your hard work managing medicine, diet and exercise. In this video Toby explains how inadequate sleep can cause imbalances in blood sugar and blood pressure, and offers some tips on improving your sleep. [...]
Our members are challenged each month to focus on one positive behavior change because small steps make for successes, and successes make for motivation. Join DiabetesEveryDay and start taking diabetes seriously.
A research team in Lithuania compared 234 newly diagnosed diabetes patients to 468 people without diabetes, matching the groups by gender and age. Each participant completed an in-depth questionnaire intended to collect information on potential diabetes risk factors. After adjusting the data for other risk factors, including family history, education, body mass index, waist circumference, [...]
The importance of adequate and regular sleep to good health is consistently reinforced by studies, and two recent results tie this lifestyle behavior directly to type 2 diabetes in very different ways. A Japanese group followed more than 3500 middle aged (35-55) government workers who did not have diabetes at the beginning of the study [...]
A survey of a comprehensive sample of Canadians with diabetes, initiated by Sanofi Canada and released in a collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association, highlights not only unmet clinical needs across the country, but also an emotional toll felt by patients, frustration and gaps in self-management. The survey sample was balanced among gender and region, [...]