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UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence Blog

Choosing a Continuous Glucose Monitor

Posted On: oct. 01 2020 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Blood Sugar, CGM, Diabetes Education, Glucose Meters Comments count

Get the Most Out of Your Walks

Posted On: sep. 09 2020 Posted By: UMass Memorial Simply Well Newsletter Tags: Healthy Living, Wellness Comments count

Eating Habits to Make and Break

Posted On: ago. 19 2020 Posted By: UMass Memorial Simply Well Newsletter Tags: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Education, Goal Setting, Healthy Living, Wellness Comments count

How to Build New Habits and Make Them Stick

Posted On: jul. 23 2020 Posted By: Bryan McGuirk, MD, Internal Medicine, UMass Memorial Tags: Diabetes Education, Goal Setting, Healthy Living, Wellness

Why is it so hard to make good habits, such as healthy eating and regular exercise, stick? This blog offers some commonsense tips to help you succeed in establishing a sustainable habit.

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

Posted On: jun. 12 2020 Posted By: Nicole Parent RN, CDE, Diabetes and Nutrition Center, UMass Memorial Health Care Tags: A1C, Blood Sugar, Diabetes Education

Achieving diabetes control comes in the form of behavior maintenance. It's dependent on proper education and incorporating that information into your life. Good sources include registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators. This blog post reviews some specifics of what this means.

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Happy New You!

Posted On: dic. 31 2019 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Education

You don't need a new year or a new day to start over. It only takes a committed mindset and a plan! Follow as many of these diabetes self-management guidelines as possible, and write reminders in your calendar to help you follow through with your plan.  LEARN MORE

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Safe Disposal of Diabetes Sharps

Posted On: dic. 05 2019 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Diabetes Education, Needles & Sharps

It’s important to dispose of needles, lancets and other sharps properly. Disposal rules and regulations vary between the states and even municipalities.  Sharps containers may be purchased or made from strong plastic household containers.  LEARN MORE

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Holiday Eating Tips

Posted On: nov. 25 2019 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Diabetes Education

The holiday season is a difficult time to stay on course with healthy eating.  Travel, parties, family meals, cookies, pies and alcohol make managing your diabetes a challenge.  These tips will get you thinking about what you eat, owning what you choose to eat, and planning ahead.  LEARN MORE 

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Importance of a flu shot for people living with diabetes

Posted On: oct. 18 2019 Posted By: Adam Edelstein Tags: Blood Sugar, Diabetes Education

People living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, even when well-managed, are at high risk of serious flu complications. September or October is considered the best time to get the vaccine. The flu shot is a safe and effective way to prevent or reduce the severity of previously mentioned complications.  READ MORE

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