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  • Dominic Quagliozzi Medical Artist

    Medical Artwork of Dominic Quagliozzi

    Dominic has been in and out of hospitals his entire life. His artwork focuses on personal interactions with the healthcare system and his experiences dealing with chronic illness.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

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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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  • Happy New You Diabetes Blog Post

    Happy New You!

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

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  • Eating Healthy During the Holidays

    Holiday Eating Tips

    Plan ahead before attending a holiday gathering with these simple tips

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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 participate and maintain or improve your health.

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  • 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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  • Continuous Glucose Monitor Diabetes

    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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  • Healthy Goals Diabetes Blog

    How to Build New Habits and Make Them Stick

    Simple tips to help you succeed in establishing a habit that sticks. Set realistic goals and plan ahead to improve your diabetes management.

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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 Memorial Diabetes Center of Excellence Blog.

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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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