World Diabetes Day

Diabetes Day
November 14, 2013 is World Diabetes Day. The campaign theme for the period of 2009-2013 is diabetes education and prevention. The slogan is Protect Our Future. The campaign calls on all those responsible for diabetes care to understand diabetes and take control. Visit to find out more about how you can take responsibility and control.

It's YOUR Time
This November, we're challenging everyone to make American Diabetes Month to set some goals and make a difference in your diabetes life.

Make A Difference
Enjoy a dLife slideshow and find out how you can get involved and spread the word about diabetes awareness.

Mark Your Calendar
Look for events going on in your area. You can even submit events you want others to know about.

Take the Big Blue Test
People with diabetes are invited to test their blood sugar at 2 p.m. (local time), do 14 minutes of activity, test again, and share the results. In 2012, in connection with the number of people that DO The Big Blue Test, a donation from Roche Diabetes Care will benefit more than 8,000 people with diabetes in need.

Take it to the Top
Find out ways to become an advocate in the diabetes fight and learn how you can become an agent of change.

Who Is at Risk?
Learn more about who is most at risk for developing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and how to decrease that risk.

Diabetes Every Day
Get resources and information about daily issues that affect children, adolescents, and teens.

See Kids on dLifeTV
What's it like growing up with diabetes? Check out these dLifeTV videos featuring children and adolescents living with diabetes.

Real People, Real Stories
Listen to the stories of everyday people dealing with diabetes everyday and find out how you can tell dLife your story.

Get Help
Find resources for getting the financial help you need and locate groups and professionals who can help you with managing your diabetes.

Dance Out Diabetes
Learn more about Dance Out Diabetes, a community-based dance program that is a fun way to stay active and manage diabetes.

Last Modified Date: November 18, 2013

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by Brenda Bell
As I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the benefits that made it cost-effective for me to go with the real healthcare (HSA) plan rather than the phony (HRA) plan is that my company is now covering "preventative" medicines at $0 copay. The formulary for these, as stated by CVS/Caremark (my pharmacy benefits provider), covers all test strips, lancets, and control solutions. I dutifully get my doctor to write up prescriptions for all of my testing needs, submit...
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