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

7 Tips for Getting a Good Night's Sleep

7 Tips For Getting A Good Night's SleepSummer is on the way out, schedules are changing, days are getting shorter, and you may find that you’re having a hard time getting a good night’s sleep. Diabetes complicates sleep—apnea is common in people with type 2, neuropathy can cause leg pain, then there are those nighttime lows. Fortunately, it’s entirely possible to control these things and have a long, healthy night of rest.

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Quick Fixes for When You're Cranky

Quick Fixes for When You're CrankyNo one likes being in a bad mood, but when your blood sugar level swings out of range from the norm...well, it happens.

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Facing and Conquering Fears

Facing and Conquering FearsIf you or your child has ever had a frighteningly low blood glucose reading, freaked out over a needle, or worried about getting a diabetes-related condition, take comfort here. Everyone has had to face their fears—big and small—about diabetes. We’ve rounded up a few inspirational stories from people who have felt the fear and come out on the other side, stronger.

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Caregivers, Take Care of Yourselves

Caregivers, Take Care of YourselvesEveryone needs a place to vent or a mental health day now and then. You’re constantly busy managing diabetes for the one you love, but don’t forget yourself! This one’s for you, you wonderful caregivers. 

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Getting Organized

Getting OrganizedSeptember is a great time to get organized! After a fun summer, the children are back in school and the holidays are just around the corner. Here are some useful ideas for getting on the ball—organizing doctor appointments, menu planning, emergency kits, and more. 

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Talking About Diabetes at School

talking about diabetes at schoolWhether your child is starting school for the first time or attending a new school, they’ll have to handle the inevitable questions about diabetes. Their age will determine how complex this conversation will be, but here are some painless guidelines your child can use when explaining their life with diabetes to their new friends at school. 

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What’s Your School Emergency Plan?

What's your school emergency planThe to-do list for sending your child back to school is long but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Parents, you’re doing a great job accounting for every possible situation your child may encounter during the school day! If something does go wrong, however, here’s how to nail down an emergency plan. (Inhale…exhale.)

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