Have Fun and Be Healthy This Halloween
Frost is nipping the air, the leaves are crimson and orange and Halloween is just around the corner. With a little thought and preparation, you and your kids can have a happy and healthy Halloween. Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) has put together lots of great tips for the celebration of the harvest season!
Candy, how much of it and how to get rid of the excess, is always a concern and we've got tips for that. We've also put together a list of resources for activities to enjoy this fall season from haunted houses and cider mills to pumpkin patches and corn mazes. Plus, we've got great tips on healthy treats for trick-or-treating and parties. Get all the Halloween Fun!
Oral Health for People with Diabetes
According to “Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General,” the relationship between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and periodontal disease is often referred to as the “sixth complication” of the disease.
Diabetics are more prone to several oral health conditions including tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, dry mouth, infection and tooth loss. Defeat Diabetes Foundation has been pointing out the importance of good oral health for many years.
There are a number of reasons people with diabetes are at greater risk for complications with their oral health. Though, if your diabetes is under control, the effects on your oral health can be minimized. On the other hand, if your diabetes is out of control, the impact on your oral health can be significant. Learn more about diabetes and oral health.
Introducing a Cool Fundraising Tool
It’s now easier than ever to raise money for Defeat Diabetes Foundation using our online tools to personalize your fundraising webpage.
You can send emails, allow your family and friends to make their gifts online at our secure platform, and track your progress.
Help raise funds to support Mr. Diabetes® and his upcoming 2500 mile walk.
Follow this link and get started now. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
Directory Features Diabetes Friendly Products and Services
Our diabetes resource directory features extensive listings on adult, youth and teen education and support groups. It’s set up with a mechanism to search by zip code so you can find one close to your neighborhood.
The directory also features (paid) listings of diabetic friendly products and services such as food, medical supplies, skin care and apparel.
It’s easy for businesses to submit a listing. You’ll be asked to create a login name and you will receive a password that allows you create your listing, upload a logo, add a web address, a product or company description and pay securely with your credit card.
So if you are looking to reach people with diabetes or find diabetes friendly products or services this is the place.
OOPS Our Bad (Link)
Last month our story celebrating Fruit and Veggie Month had a bad link to our calendar. We're sorry for any problems you might have had accessing that content. Thanks to Robert for letting us know.
You can find regular content at our calendar such as Meatless Monday and New Fruit Tuesday featuring harvest fresh fruits and veggies. You can also find Move It Saturday and other fun or helpful stuff. Check out the calendar.