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Eating well is one of the best ways to feel good—and it’s important when it comes to managing your diabetes. Find delicious, diabetes-friendly recipes and more in our Diabetes Food Hub™.
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We Stand Greater Than Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month®—a time to join together and take action.

Are you at risk?

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Take action against prediabetes

Small changes in your diet and exercise can make a big difference with prediabetes. Assess your risk and change your course today.

Thriving with diabetes

Try something different

From diet and exercise to treatment and care, there are tons of practical things you can do every day to make your life easier. Here are just a few.

Learn how to manage

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Find a diabetes education program near you

Regardless of where you are in your journey with diabetes, we are here to help. Find educators near you that can help to manage your diabetes.

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Real people. Real stories.

TYPE 2 DIABETES - let’s get into some diabetes education🤩 for those that are new 👋🏻 I’m doing a week long “differences between diabetes” series on the gram... let’s go! T2D is characterized by an increase in INSULIN RESISTANCE (aka your body is NOT responding to insulin like it should) and can also be brought about if the body is not producing enough insulin on its own. Not all people living with T2D require insulin - the first line of management is always lifestyle modifications including diet, exercise, and stress management. Why? Because all medications have SIDE EFFECTS, no matter what you’re taking them for, and it’s always important to see what change you can elicit without meds first. Your HCP (healthcare provider) may then choose to add ANTI-DIABETIC AGENTS (pills) to help manage your diabetes along with regular A1C blood draws (where they can measure your average blood glucose value over the last 3 months) if more is needed. There are so many anti-diabetic agents on the market (i.e Metformin, Glimepiride, etc.) and your HCP may change or add on different ones depending on what you need, and may look at insulin as the last step. Some KEY differences between T1D vs T2D are: T1Ds REQUIRE INSULIN right off the bat! T1D’s are also more at risk for DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) where ketones are present and BG’s can be 300mg/dL+ while T2Ds experience HHS (hyperglycemic hyperosmolar state) where bg levels can be around 600mg/dL+ and ketones are NOT present. Here are some T2D warriors and T2D advocates I’ve learned about, make sure to check them out! They are a mix of accounts that live with T2D and those that advocate for T2D 😌 @dexgeralds @type2notalone @type2ceo @type2kitchen @type2andyou_by_a_cde @urbandiabetic

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