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!
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:
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!
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!
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:
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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:
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... View details ⇨