Author: Roberta Kleinman

Get the Last of the Summertime Tips When You Have Diabetes

Global warming or not, each summertime gets progressively hotter and August is known to be one of the hottest months of the year! According to the Academy of Dermatology, “One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.” The summer sun can cause major havoc to our skin. The ADA also recommends “selecting a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF (blocks 97% of the rays), with broad spectrum coverage and that is water resistant.” No sun screen, including 100 SPF, blocks 100% of the sun’s rays. The sun rays that reach the earth are both UVA and...

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Outdoor Grilling, Picnic’s and Summer Fun with Diabetes

Summertime is now in full swing and you should be enjoying the rewarding and exciting experiences of the season. Some of the favorite activities discussed by our diabetes management patients are the outdoor Grilling, BBQ or a lazy afternoon picnic at the park or beach with friends or at a family reunion. Having diabetes or another chronic condition should make you think more about proper planning.

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Positive or Negative Language Can Influence Your Diabetes Control

Proper wording can have a huge influence on the interpretation of the dialogue and further discussion in most conversations, especially when they concern diabetes. Words are “powerful” and can’t be retracted once said. Words can shape feelings and attitudes and may even cause discrimination. The Diatribe Foundation created “a language toolkit” hoping that certain words when related to people with diabetes would “empower them” instead of using words that “cause anxiety, disappointment, depression and frustration.” Diatribe is a patient focused online publication which is part of the Diatribe Foundation. It offers all patients with diabetes the latest cutting-edge information....

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