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UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence Blog

  • Flu shots and diabetes care

    Importance of the flu shot with diabetes

    People with diabetes, even when well-managed, are at higher risk of serious flu complications. September or October is considered the best time to get the flu vaccine.

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  • Diabetes Wellness

    What Is Well-Controlled Diabetes and How Is it Achieved?

    Achieving diabetes control comes from behavior maintenance and is dependent on proper diabetes education about diet, activity, medication and stress management.

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  • Diabetes and Depression

    The Connection Between Diabetes and Depression

    Diabetes puts people at greater risk of depression. Behavioral health psychologists and diabetes educators can help to maintain blood sugars and emotional health.

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  • Plogging Plalking Diabetes Exercise

    Get the Most Out of Your Walks

    UMass Memorial offers you these tips to help you get the most out of your walks to improve your physical and mental well-being. Diabetes Center of Excellence

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  • Healthy Eating Habits

    Eating Habits to Make and Break

    UMass Memorial offers you these ideas to help you succeed in establishing healthy eating habits. Diabetes Center of Excellence

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    Safe Disposal of Diabetes Sharps

    Always dispose of diabetes needles, lancets and other sharps properly. Rules and regulations vary between states and municipalities. UMass Diabetes Center.

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  • Insulin Pump CGM Backup Plan

    Be Prepared with a Diabetes Technology Backup Plan

    It’s important to have a backup plan in place in case your continuous glucose monitor (CGM) or insulin pump fails for any reason.  UMass Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence.

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  • Happy New You 2021

    Happy New You!

    Read these diabetes self-management guidelines out loud once a week. Write reminders in your calendar to help you follow through with your plan. UMass Memorial

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  • Diabetes Awareness Month Blog

    Five Ways You Can Observe Diabetes Awareness Month

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month. This blog offers five ways you can choose to participate. UMass Memorial Diabetes Center or Excellence.

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    Choosing a Continuous Glucose Monitor

    Learn the benefits of a continuous glucose monitor and the options available to people living with diabetes to check blood sugar regularly without a fingerstick.

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  • Goals Diabetes

    How to Build New Habits and Make Them Stick

    UMass Memorial offers you these commonsense tips to help you succeed in establishing a habit that sticks.

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    Holiday Eating Tips

    Plan ahead before attending a holiday party or dinner. Maintain healthy blood sugars and still enjoy the holidays with these tips.

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