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June 4, 2015

Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

If you are like most people with diabetes the answer is no. A recent poll revealed that 65% of people with diabetes do not have an emergency diabetes kit ready. 53% percent said they thought about preparing a diabetes emergency kit but do not currently have one, and 12% said they don’t think they will ever need one. That's a big mistake.

If a disaster occurs in your community, local government and disaster-relief organizations will try to help you, but you need to be ready to help yourself as well. Local responders may not be able to reach you immediately, or they may need to focus their efforts elsewhere.

Knowing how to respond to disasters that could occur in your area e.g. hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, tornado or wildfire can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters.

Get Prepared Now!

Travel Tips for People with Diabetes

Even though you’d prefer to take a vacation from your diabetes, the fact is, you take your diabetes on vacation with you. But that doesn’t mean you have to limit possible destinations or activities. If you have diabetes and are going on vacation or traveling for business you just have to do some extra planning. 

How much extra depends, in part, on your destination, the kinds of activities you’ll be participating in and the length of time you’ll be gone. But for any trip, long, short or even around town, there are a few things that you should always do: Read more.        

 

Sweet Recipes for Cherries and Berries

Early Summer means it is berry and cherry time. These fruits are rich in antioxidants and provide fiber, vitamins and minerals for your diet. You can wash and eat them as is or use as a part of a recipe. Here are a few to get you started:

California Summer Salad - -  This light summer salad is brimming with fruit. A perfect summer meal.

Raspberry Tossed Salad - You can use walnuts instead of the pecan halves. Walnuts are a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Berry Cold Berry Soup - A perfect berry treat for hot summer days or nights.

Chocolate Mascarpone Strawberries- Yummy!


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