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People with diabetes need and deserve support. Finding diabetes support from groups and resources like TalkingDiabetes can prove to be a valuable tool in better living. Here we offer peer stories and tips for diabetes management. 

Always remember that a healthcare provider should be consulted for personalized information on diabetes and diabetes medications.

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Controlling Blood Sugar During the Winter

When the weather turns cold, there are fewer hours of sunlight and you are tired of dealing with your diabetes. For many people with diabetes, as the temperature drops, blood sugars rise. That’s because when snow, ice and cold weather keep you inside, you may exercise less and eat more. This article features a few tips to better control your blood sugars during the winter months — and keep those winter blues away!

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What Is Type 1 Diabetes?

If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas doesn’t make insulin or makes very little insulin. Insulin helps blood sugar enter the cells in your body for use as energy. Without insulin, blood sugar can’t get into cells and builds up in the bloodstream. High blood sugar is damaging to the body and causes many of the symptoms and complications of diabetes.

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Tips and Hacks to Make Diabetes Easier

When you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you learn all the “rules” from your diabetes care team, such as how, when, and where (on what body part) to take insulin; how to count carbohydrates; what to do when you are ill; and what devices you should consider using.

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Advocacy Resources

“Diabetes Motion” Join this public Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/793360004046784/  Description: This group is for anyone with any type of diabetes

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