Welcome to Diabetes Link!

Diabetes LinkDiabetes Link is a Web site dedicated to helping people with diabetes gather information, learn important facts and enjoy healthy lifestyles.

Whether you’re here to see what your favorite diabetes bloggers are talking about, get a better idea of what your numbers mean, or look into the progress toward a cure, you’ve come to the right place.

After all, Diabetes Link is about experiencing what’s possible. It’s about you – and it’s about time.

Thanks for dropping by.

The Accu-Chek Team

#TBT with Steve Richert

Red River Meet UpSteve Richert, a type 1 diabetic rock climber, hit our radar screen in September 2011 when we read of his Living Vertical 365 Challenge in A Sweet Life article. 

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For T1D Parents “Worry” is an Understatement

For T1D Parents “Worry” is an UnderstatementEvery parent worries about his or her child, but for parents of children with Type 1 diabetes the word “worry” can sound like an understatement. For Lisa Oberndorfer, mother to teenage son Will who has Type 1 diabetes, the struggle for balance, especially when away from her son, is all too real. “As a parent of a child with Type 1 diabetes, I feel it’s my job to make sure my son is healthy, even if I’m not with him. It’s a constant worry,” said Lisa.

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Put a Little Fun in Your Workout

Put a Little Fun In Your WorkoutWhen you feel like there’s just too much work in your workout, you know you’re headed for burnout. Before you throw in the towel and quit your routine—or if you haven’t picked one up because of the lack-of-fun factor, then listen up! We have three ways to make workouts less work and more fun.

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Theme Day: Play

PlayWe’ve all heard the saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Yet play is often the first thing to fall off of our calendars when we get busy. But it’s necessary for us all—it’s been proven to be vital for problem solving, creativity, and relationships.

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Savor: Stay Right Here

Savor: Stay Right HereWith the long July 4th holiday around the corner, you may be experiencing a bit of FOMO (fear of missing out, as the kids say) if you don’t have an out-of-town vacation planned. But when we stop to savor the place we are in—even our own hometown—it’s easy to create a vacation out of a long weekend that’s just as good as a far-off trip. Here are some thought starters:

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Seven Tests You Shouldn’t Skip

Seven Tests You Shouldn't SkipFor people living with diabetes, the idea of having more tests and exams might feel overwhelming. However, by monitoring your health regularly, you can catch any symptoms of possible problems early.

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Jump in! The water’s fine!

Jump In! The water's fineObscure holiday fact: Today is Swim a Lap Day. With summer in full swing, what better way to spend the day than in the pool? Here are eight reasons jumping into the deep end can help you—and keep your glucose numbers in check!

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