We’re continuing to work with Wonderful Pistachios to bring you a #healthysnack each day this week, like these sweet and savory kabobs. Experiment with different fruits and cheeses for even more flavor!

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

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For millions of people with diabetes, including all those with type 1, access to insulin is literally a matter of life and death. We believe no one should have to go without this medication due to prohibitive costs. Join us in telling Congress to get to the bottom of high insulin prices—sign our petition now:

STAND UP FOR AFFORDABLE INSULIN | PETITION

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Don’t let the name fool you—this “hummus” is made from white beans rather than the traditional chickpeas. Top with poached pistachios for even more flavor. Thanks for the great #healthysnack idea, Wonderful Pistachios!

Lemony Beet Hummus With Poached Pistachios

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We’re proud to partner with Wonderful Pistachios to promote healthy snacking. Craving something savory? Jicama Sticks can be put together in just a few minutes. Don’t forget the dip!

Jicama Sticks

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Diabetes in the spotlight: Playwright Garrett Davis’ newest production follows a family’s struggles when one member is diagnosed with type 2. Some of our staff even attended the show to provide on-site diabetes education and cooking demos!

New Play Focuses on Diabetes Diagnosis

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Are your kids spending all day playing video games? Let them play—but not for too long. Research shows benefits in playing for two hours or less per week, but children who play for more than nine hours face health risks:

Limit Video Games for Kids

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Adjusting to life with type 1 diabetes is often overwhelming for newly diagnosed children and their families. Our Courage-Wisdom-Hope Kit, supported by a contribution from Eli Lilly and Company, provides an encouraging, educational experience for these families, and shows them they “are not alone.”

New to Type 1 Diabetes?

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It’s #RecipeWednesday! Today, we’re all about this healthy Mediterranean-inspired Cinnamon and Ginger Pork from Diabetes Forecast Magazine. Yum!

Cinnamon and Ginger Pork With Raisins and Mint

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Staying alive shouldn’t be so expensive. More than 188,000 people have signed our petition to help make insulin affordable—will you join us? #MakeInsulinAffordable

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It’s unsettling that people with diabetes are nearly twice as likely to die of heart disease. But research and education are making a difference, and have decreased the number of heart attacks by 58 percent. Make a donation today to support our life-saving efforts.
“Life with diabetes, or a new life with a loved one with diabetes, is like learning a new language.” –Sarah Mart

Married couples discuss taking on diabetes as a team:

5 Tips for a Happier Marriage With Diabetes

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Living with diabetes is challenging enough. It also doubles your risk of a heart attack. For American Heart Month, take some time to understand the link between these conditions, and make sure you know the Healthy ABCs to improve your heart health.

8 Tips for a Healthy Heart

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Thinking of making a career change in 2017? Don’t let diabetes get in the way. Follow these tips for a smooth transition into your new workplace. Via Diabetes Forecast Magazine:

5 Tips for Dealing With Diabetes and a New Job

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Did you know that 86 million Americans have prediabetes? Most people affected by this serious condition don’t know it. But it can be reversed. Share this with your loved ones and help them know where they stand at DoIHavePrediabetes.org.
Keeping vaccinations current is an important part of diabetes care. From influenza to hepatitis B, Diabetes Forecast Magazine discusses which vaccines are necessary for people with diabetes:

Important Vaccines for People With Diabetes

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These choices are scary—and unacceptable. Join us in standing up for affordable insulin for everyone who needs it. #MakeInsulinAffordable

STAND UP FOR AFFORDABLE INSULIN | AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

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Be empowered for Black History Month. Our resources can help you understand how diabetes impacts the African-American community:

Black History Month

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Today, we announced the recipients of the 2017 Pathway to Stop Diabetes research grants. Scientists in multiple fields will receive $1.625 million each to put toward breakthroughs in clinical science, technology, diabetes care and potential cures. Full details here:

American Diabetes Association Announces $9.75 million to Six Leading Researchers for the 2017 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Grants

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A recent study shows that sickle cell trait, which is carried by 8-10 percent of African Americans, can affect the accuracy of A1C results. The difference in accuracy is fairly small—just a few tenths of a percent—but if adjusted for, that could translate into shifting a lot of people from a diagnosis of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes. We advise that health care providers use caution, and we...
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The A1C Blood Sugar Test May Be Less Accurate In African-Americans

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“There is nothing like sitting outside in the sun and venting about things that only people with diabetes understand.”

Cindy’s volunteer experience at one of our summer camps made her realize the value of support, and fueled her desire to pursue a health care career that helps kids with diabetes succeed.

“These Kids Are Just Like Me!”

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