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Looking for great content to use for your social media, website and patient newsletters? Use these teasers to help educate your patients on diabetes.


1.diabetes How can I help my child manage their type 1 diabetes?

Helping your child with their type 1 diabetes might feel scary. After all, it’s hard enough for grownups to stay healthy. Support and guide your child—but don’t do everything for them! They need to know how to make good choices, even when you’re not around. Teach your child to check their blood sugar and choose the right foods. They may not notice when their blood sugar is too high or too low, so talk with them about symptoms to watch for, such as sweating, shaking, or thirst. Diabetes will be a big part of your family’s life now, but make sure your child knows they can live a long, healthy life.

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2.Show diabetes who’s boss

Type 2 diabetes can be treated, but it’s easy to become discouraged. You don’t have to do it alone, though. To stay motivated, set goals (with a reward, of course), find an exercise buddy, or enlist the help of your family. And for when the going gets tough, make a list of all the reasons you want to manage your disease.

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3. Do I need to take diabetes medicine?

If you have type 2 diabetes, your doctor might give you medicine. It’s important to take your medicine every day the way your doctor tells you to, even when you can’t tell if it’s working. The medicine is only part of your treatment, though—exercising and eating healthy food are also important. Learn more about diabetes medicines and how they can help you.

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4. The 4 kinds of diabetes

The term “diabetes” actually applies to several conditions. Type 1 diabetes usually starts in kids or young adults and happens when the pancreas stops making insulin. Type 1 can’t be cured, but it can be managed. Type 2 can begin at any age, but it’s more common in people who are overweight or have a family history. There’s also a kind of diabetes called gestational diabetes that can only happen to pregnant women. It usually goes away after the baby is born. And prediabetes is a term used by doctors when a patient has early warning signs of type 2 diabetes. Confused yet? Learn more about each of these conditions.

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Social Media Teasers

  • Helping kids manage type 1 diabetes is a balancing act. Learn to support and guide them toward making good choices—even when you’re not around—so they can live long, healthy lives. [Create a shortened URL to Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease on your website. DOCHWID=uq2734]
  • Managing your diabetes can be hard. When times get tough, ask other people for help. You don’t have to do it alone! [Create a shortened URL to Diabetes: Staying Motivated on your website. DOCHWID=uq2553abc]
  • If the doctor gave you medicine for your type 2 diabetes, you might wonder if it’s working or why you’re taking it. Get your answers here.
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  • The term “diabetes” actually applies to several conditions. Learn more about type 1, type 2, gestational, and prediabetes. [Create a hyperlink to Diabetes on your website. DOCHWID=center1010]

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