If you don’t live near a gorgeous hiking trail, or if you can’t afford a pricey gym membership, don’t worry. You can still get an excellent beginner’s workout at home, and it’s completely free! As you continue to see good blood sugar test results, you’ll be encouraged to stick to an exercise routine, lengthen it, and even add to it. Check out these 7 moves you can do in your living room, even while watching your favorite show.
Welcome to Diabetes Link!
Diabetes 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
March 05, 2014
March 03, 2014
Think about how inspired you felt at the beginning of January. Perhaps you were going to exercise more, try new recipes, save your pennies, or test your blood sugar with clockwork- like precision. Are you still doing these things? If not, you’re not alone. Only 64% of us were still following our resolutions in February. If you’re losing motivation, here’s how to re-evaluate your goals and get back on track for meeting them.
February 28, 2014
When you receive a diabetes diagnosis, your life changes in a matter of minutes. The day becomes a memory you’ll keep forever, and your diagnosis story is one you’ll tell many times. Likewise, hearing and reading other’s diagnosis stories can be a great comfort, which is why we’ve rounded up 10 great ones. In these, you may recognize themes that show up in your own story: unexplained illness, fear, guilt, and ultimately gaining control. Click the titles to read each blogger’s entire diagnosis story.
February 24, 2014
Who knew something so common was so bad for you? A recent study from the University of Leicester has discovered that people who sit for long periods of time have double the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
February 19, 2014
Umea University in Sweden has some great news for teens: if they’re active and physically fit now, they have less of a chance of having a heart attack when they’re middle-aged.
February 17, 2014
As if being a teenager wasn’t hard enough, living with diabetes puts added pressure on their lives. They’re struggling to accept their changing bodies. They’re worried that other teens will accept them. Add diabetes to the mix, and you can see why it’s essential for teens to develop a strong self-esteem. One of the biggest ways they can do this is to confidently talk to their friends about what it’s like to live with diabetes.
February 14, 2014
Last week, Accu-Chek Diabetes Link posted the article Talking About Diabetes On The First Date. Guest blogger, Kelly Kunik, reached out to us to offer her take on the subject—a kind of counterpoint—in a way that only she truly can. And what better time to post an article about first dates and budding romance than Valentine’s Day?
Would you disclose that you had diverticulitis on a first date? How about a heart murmur … or Crohn’s disease? No, I don’t think you would. I think you’d keep that info to yourself until you’ve determined if there’s chemistry between you and your date.
- 7 Ways to Exercise While Watching TV
- Remember Your Resolutions? Don’t Abandon Them!
- What We Have in Common: 10 Great Diagnosis Stories
- Sitting Down Is Bad for Your Heart
- Teens Who Exercise Now May Have Less Heart Issues Later
- How Teens Can Talk to Their Friends about Diabetes
- A Counterpoint-Talking About Diabetes On The First Date
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