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American Diabetes Association®

Diabetes is a disease that affects the whole family, especially when a child is diagnosed. Whether you’re a parent, sibling or other family member, your support and understanding can make all the difference. Here you will find information and resources to help every child and every family adjust to life with diabetes.



The holidays can be stressful enough without trying to keep up with a regular exercise schedule, but putting on a few (or 10) pounds is probably not the gift you want to give yourself this year. Keep in mind that staying active will give you more energy and help reduce stress, so it’s well worth the effort!




It’s that time of year again: The days are getting shorter, evenings cooler and leaves are changing to a beautiful array of red, yellow and orange. In other words, it’s fall! Something else happens as well during this season—we eat more. Our appetites change when the weather gets cooler, as research shows people tend to increase their calorie intake in the fall and winter. Here’s a list of favorite fall foods that taste great this time of year.


I’m always looking for new ways to serve large shapes of pasta. I’ve got the penne, fusilli and shell shapes down pretty good, but I find shapes like rigatoni more of a challenge to balance with other ingredients. I’ve concluded that rigatoni just needs a few strong flavors such as olives, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon zest to be special.


The crisp fall days of a new school year are fast approaching, and while children across the country are picking up new Superman backpacks and Sponge Bob Square Pants lunch boxes, the families of kids with diabetes have a longer list of supplies to gather, tasks to complete and concerns to address.


Serves: 6 Serving Size: 1/6 recipe Here is a great alternative to the higher fat Cannoli with its fried shell. Ingredients: 4 sheets (14 x 9-inch) phyllo olive oil spray 1 cup low-fat ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier, or any orange flavored liquor 1/2 teaspoon ground… Read More»


Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in people with diabetes, though many people are unaware there is a connection. People with diabetes have a higher-than-average risk of having a heart attack or stroke. These strike people with diabetes more than twice as often as people without… Read More»


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