Make This Father’s Day Memorable!

Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 16th! We would like to thank all the fathers by putting together some fun activities, recipes, and gift ideas for the special dad in your life. Find the perfect gift for dad with these 10 Gift Ideas: A Kabob grilling basket because not only is it a …

Join Our Community!

Check out this new My Diabetes Home feature! (Currently limited to users in Iowa – sponsored by Iowa Diabetes Research)   Want quick access to local community resources? We’ve got you covered! The “myCommunity” feature offers everything from fitness & nutrition information to different, local support groups available. It is the one-stop-shop for your health …

Little Ways to Make Big Differences in Your Diabetes Care

Ever forget to care for yourself? We can all get overwhelmed with busy schedules, and may put ourselves on the back burner. But what does that mean for our health? Well for people with diabetes, it could mean uncontrolled blood sugars. And uncontrolled blood sugars can mean some unwanted health complications–which may happen sooner rather …

Managing Meds

[su_quote cite=”Unknown”]There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.[/su_quote] Tips Listen to Your Doctor Always follow your doctor’s instructions regarding your meds. Be sure to also read each prescription label and the printed information provided by your pharmacist. If you are confused about anything, ask the pharmacist or …

Blood Sugar Targets

[su_quote cite=”Theodore Roosevelt”]Believe you can and you’re halfway there.[/su_quote] What should my blood sugar targets be? The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends blood sugar targets of 80 to 130 mg/dL before meals and less than 180 mg/dL after meals, while the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommends blood sugar targets of less than 110 …

What is A1C?

[su_quote cite=”Roy T. Bennet“] “Keep going. Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.”[/su_quote] Overview What is A1C? A1C is an average measure of your blood sugar over the past 3 months. The results show how well your blood sugar levels have been controlled. The higher your blood sugars have been, the higher your …

Checking Your Blood Sugar

[su_quote cite=”Robert Collier”] “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” [/su_quote] Why is it important to check my blood sugar? Checking your blood sugar is very important for informing yourself and your doctor of the effects of your food, meds, and activities on your blood sugar. Regular blood sugar …

How to Connect to My Diabetes Home

Learn how to connect your EMR, Fitbit and more! For connecting your Fitbit, scroll to the bottom of this post for a quick video. First of all: What’s an EMR? An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is the electronic documentation of a patient’s health history including medical information such as a patient’s chronic medical conditions, diagnoses, …

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