Diabetes and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Diabetes and COVID-19:  What You Need to Know

By Victoria Falk The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has disproportionately affected racial and ethnic minority groups, with high rates of death in African American, Native American, and LatinX communities.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) agree that people with diabetes experience higher rates of severe complications […]

November is American Diabetes Month.

November is American Diabetes Month.

It’s our chance to show the world what life with diabetes is really like. Every year, our community comes together to ring the alarm on the diabetes epidemic. For the millions of us who are at risk for it, it’s a time to get educated, find resources and make sure all those around us are […]

Recall Widens for Diabetes Drug Metformin

Recall Widens for Diabetes Drug Metformin

By Aaron Gould Sheinin, WebMD Oct. 12, 2020 – The recall of extended-release metformin continues this month as 76 more lots have been flagged for a possible cancer-causing ingredient. The FDA announced the latest recall, involving Marksans Pharma Limited and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries products, on Oct. 5. It involves the 500mg and 700mg tablets. More […]

To Boost the Economy, Fight Chronic Disease

To Boost the Economy, Fight Chronic Disease

By Gene Huang To understand the health of an economy, look at the health of those who participate in it. About six in 10 U.S. adults have at least one chronic disease, such as diabetes, cancer, or heart disease. These conditions also called noncommunicable diseases, are expected to collectively cost the country $95 trillion by […]

Managing Your Diabetes in the Workplace: It Can Be Done and the Law Is on Your Side

As per the American Diabetic Association, it is estimated that an astronomical 18 million men and women residing in the U.S. today live their lives every day with diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose or sugar levels that ensue from defects in the body’s ability to produce or use insulin.

Managing Your Diabetes in the Workplace: It Can Be Done and the Law Is on Your Side

By Marilyn Silverman Piercing rays of sunshine seep through your closed Venetian blinds. Time to get ready for work. You grab this. You grab that.  However, if you are a diabetic there are a few more things you have to grab. It’s easy to manage your diabetes at home. There is your refrigerator and your […]

Know Your Rights: Do you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes?

If you were affected by a hurricane and are experiencing discrimination at shelters or difficulty accessing your medications, call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES.

Know Your Rights: Do you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes?

By American Diabetes Association  Where can you turn if you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes? We are committed to ending discrimination against children and adults with diabetes. You can be your own best advocate by knowing your rights, understanding the law, and protecting yourself with the appropriate tools and services. Explore: […]