People with diabetes certainly aren’t immune to issues with insomnia or other sleeping problems that occur with age, jet lag or seasonal affective disorder. When that happens, sometimes counting sheep just doesn’t cut it. But there has been concern discussed recently in the D-OC about using sleep aids with diabetes. A thread on TuDiabetes starts off with the notion that “any kind of sleep aid is taboo for an insulin-dependent diabetic.” So we decided to…Read more »
With the fiscal year ending on Friday, it’s time to make any last minute tax-deductible donations. Fortunately, the diabetes community is not short on non-profit organizations dedicated to educating, assisting, and eventually curing people with diabetes. The most visible organizations are, of course, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. But there are many others worthy of your philanthropic consideration. Here’s a list of a few great D-causes where you might possibly…Read more »
Obviously, the holidays are here. Haven’t you heard the Muzak? So… have you done your shopping? We’ve already surpassed the last night of Hanukkah this year (ugh), but for those of you still looking for something special to make someone with diabetes smile, take a look here first. This is the first official DBMine Holiday Gift Guide, featuring some “out of the box” ideas for giving —
Give the gift of… health items:
Did you know that more people are diagnosed with diabetes in the colder months of the year? Also, type 1 diabetes is more common in European countries than in African or South American countries. And Finland has the highest rate of type 1 diabetes in the world. What do these things have in common? Yes, it seems there’s a connection between diabetes and cold weather!
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We’ve all heard the same old advice for staying healthy during the holidays: stay away from the sweets, exercise, don’t arrive at a party hungry. The reason these bits of advice are cliché is because, as with most clichés, they’re true — but they don’t always work. Some of us aren’t the greatest at self-restraint! So here are three holiday ideas that are more proactive than reactive (what you can do instead of what you…Read more »