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 …

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, …

Time to Celebrate!

My Diabetes Home 2.0 is almost here. Take a look at the new features. My Diabetes Home has always been dedicated to providing you with the best way to manage your diabetes, and now we’re doing that with a brand new look! Created to simplify how you organize your diabetes information, My Diabetes Home 2.0 …

How to cope with the “diabetes police”

Everyone has them–friends, family members, or colleagues who try to offer diabetes care advice. It may be your girlfriend who always points out the healthiest options on the menu at lunch. Or it could be your brother who calls regularly to check in on your medication regimen. No matter who it is, after awhile, their …

What the dawn phenomenon means for your blood sugars

Ever wonder why your blood sugar is a tad higher than normal when you wake up in the morning? After all, you’ve been fasting all night. Your sugar levels should be fairly low, right? Turns out, your body is experiencing the dawn phenomenon. The kicker? It happens to everybody–not just people with diabetes. While you’re …

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