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3 Common Diabetes Mistakes

3 Common Diabetes Mistakes

When you’re first diagnosed with diabetes, there’s lots to learn, and a few mistakes are bound to happen. Here are 3 common ones, along with tips to help you avoid them from the Center for Disease Control.­­   1. Not Testing Enough. Everyone’s diabetes is different,...
10 tips to help quit smoking

10 tips to help quit smoking

Are you ready to quit smoking or using tobacco?  Check out these 10 creative, insightful, and effective tips from Kate McNally, Program Manager for the Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities. This is a process, not an event. Be patient with yourself. Set a...
Tips for traveling with diabetes

Tips for traveling with diabetes

Don’t let good diabetes management go on vacation just because you did. Traveling to new places gets you out of your routine—that’s a big part of the fun. But delayed meals, unfamiliar food, being more active than usual, and different time zones can all disrupt...
Boomers: Get screened for Hepatitis C

Boomers: Get screened for Hepatitis C

About 3.5 million Americans are chronically infected with Hepatitis C. An estimated 60 percent of infected people are baby boomers who don’t know they have the virus. In 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that baby boomers get screened for HCV,...
9 tips for living healthy with diabetes

9 tips for living healthy with diabetes

If you have diabetes, it’s important to work with your health care team to follow a plan for healthy living. Use these tips to manage your health and make changes to help you live well. Use a meal plan. Your diabetes care team will provide meal-planning tools to help...