Diabetes and Fall Weather

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The leaves are changing colors, wool jackets are being pulled from their summer storage bins, and the weather has that crisp, fall edge. While the seasons are changing, it's important to remain vigilant in your diabetes care. From warm, soothing soups to the fun of Halloween, ‘tis the season to fall into good control.

Healthy Fall Comfort Foods
Comfort foods are typically simple and delicious, and can be modified from their original version to be healthy, too.

Stay-At-Home Fitness
That new crisp chill in the air may leave you unmotivated to leave the house and go to the gym, but this doesn't mean you can't work out.

Rake Leaves, Burn Calories!
Many everyday household chores and activities are actually calorie-burning, heart-pumping ways to get fit.

Diabetes and the Time Change
Make sure you're prepared for changing the clocks on November 3, 2013!

The Flu, Flu Shots, and Diabetes
With Fall comes the flu and vaccinations against this potentially deadly and highly contagious disease.

Enjoying Autumn's Healthy Treats
dLife columnist Lara Rondinelli shows us ways to enjoy the bounty of the autumn harvest.

Trick-or-Treating: One Child's Perspective
dLife columnist Kerri Morrone Sparling goes back in time to recall her first Halloween after her diabetes diagnosis.

Halloween Safety for People with Diabetes
Halloween can be a real test of will for people with diabetes. Here are some tips on keeping the festivities healthy and fun.

Joslin Helps Put Treat Back in Halloween For Kids With Diabetes
Tips from the Joslin Center on helping children with diabetes enjoy the Halloween fun.

Delicious Warm Dishes
Warm up despite the crisp autumn chill with a hot mug of one of these tasty and healthy soups.

Practical Tips for Enjoying the Autumn Season
Check out some tips for enjoying autumn activities and holidays from the dLife Medical Advisory Board.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

Last Modified Date: September 19, 2013

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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...