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

Mobile Apps: Powerful Data at Your Fingertips

Mobile Apps: Powerful Data at Your FingertipsA mobile app can be an extremely useful tool, helping you manage your day-to-day life with diabetes. There are a lot of apps out there, but here are some of the ones we found that had high ratings, were free or affordable, and had an easy-to-use format.

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April is Defeat Diabetes® Month!

April is Defeat Diabetes MonthIt’s April, and the Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) is inviting everyone to join them in celebrating Defeat Diabetes® Month.  The foundation is on a mission to better identify and manage diabetes, which they consider a global epidemic. 

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Guest Blog: Ginger Vieira

Ginger VieiriaGinger Vieira is a motivational force, especially when it comes to staying active. As we wrap up our series on staying motivated and active, we thought we’d reach out to Ginger to see which articles of hers she would recommend for you. Below are two articles she chose, and in each one you will find links to many others that will help keep the fires of motivation stoked and burning brightly.

Article introductions used by permission courtesy of Diabetes Daily

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Are You Taking Advantage of These Tax Deductions?

Are You Taking Advantage of These Tax Deductions?

Are You Taking Advantage of These Tax DeductionsAs you know, the cost of living with diabetes can be significant. In one year, the bills can really add up. Fortunately, the IRS allows you to deduct some of the expense of diagnosing, monitoring and treating diabetes for yourself, your spouse, or your child. Here’s a guide to taking diabetes-related medical deductions. Makes tax time just a little less painful, doesn’t it? 

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What to Do When Diabetes Makes You Feel Inferior

What to Do When Diabetes Makes You Feel Inferior Living with diabetes takes a lot out of you. There’s the long checklist of things you must do to manage your health, the blood-sugar rollercoaster, and the icing on the cake: a lot of people who don’t understand this condition. It can get old, educating everyone and wondering if you’ll gain their empathy. Here are a few things you can do when the weight gets heavy, and you feel like the world is chipping away at your self-esteem.

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25 Diabetes Success Stories to Keep You Motivated

25 Diabetes Success Stories To Keep You MotivatedEveryone living with diabetes has one of “those” days. The most important thing to do when this happens is to keep striving for a better day tomorrow. To help motivate you, we’ve rounded up 25 inspirational diabetes success stories. The next time you or someone you love feels like saying, “I can’t,” we hope you remember these stories to read and share.

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Fun Ways to Keep T1D Kids Active

Fun Ways To Keep T1D Kids ActiveChildren with diabetes who exercise get the same benefits as adults: it helps keep their blood glucose levels down, keeps their heart and other muscles healthy and it does wonders for their emotional health and confidence. If your kid doesn’t like sports, don’t worry. Here are tons of other great ways to get them off the couch.

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