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

Happy Earth Day! 7 Ways Living with Diabetes Can Be Eco-Friendly

Happy Earth Day! 7 Ways Living With Diabetes Can Be Eco-FriendlyApril 22 is Earth Day, a good time to pause and consider our effect on the planet, particularly with what we consume. Living with diabetes can generate a lot of waste—plastic bottles, packaging, leftover medication—so here are 7 ways you can be more eco-friendly.

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What the Affordable Care Act Means to You

What The Affordable Care Act Means To YouThe cost of managing diabetes is expensive. People with diabetes spend, on average, double on their health than people without. Fortunately, the ACA has taken a broad approach to preventing and treating all chronic conditions, in order to keep these costs down for everyone. Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in effect for 6 months, let’s review what this means for people living with diabetes, and make sure you’re taking advantage of everything it offers. Here are the changes that have come into effect in 2014.

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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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