Diabetes and Spring Weather


The weather is warming up and the flowers are in bloom – looks like spring has finally sprung! It's the perfect season to jump start that exercise routine or get back in the groove. Give your diabetes a "spring cleaning" and learn more about how to fine tune your diabetes management!


Perfect Your Pedicure
Get ready for sandal season! dLife Columnist Joy Pape gives tips for having pretty AND healthy feet.

Lighten Up for Spring
As the dour weather lifts, so do our moods and attitudes. As you get motivated to do and move more, lift some calories from your menu to help get you energized to do more.

Brushing Off the Blues
Kalimah Johnson is brushing off winter, ready to enjoy the renewal of nature.

Spring Tune Your Exercise Plan
Viewpoints Columnist Ilene Raymond Rush helps you find your fitness path through trial and error.

10 Small Steps
Improve your diabetes management - one small step at a time.

Start a Walking Program
It's Spring! Get out and get walking! Get the basics here to start a walking program.

Top Ten Toe Tips for Healthy Feet
April is Foot Health Awareness Month. With the donning of spring comes the shedding of shoes. Take care to make sure you have healthy feet that stay at their best at all times.

Get Your Detective's License
Ready to do a little diabetes spring cleaning? Quiz yourself here and find out if you know how to solve some common diabetes problems.

Spring At Last
dLife Viewpoints Columnist Kathy Weinheimer has grown weary of winter and feels sets for spring. All the activity is good for her diabetes. Find out how Kathy's routine blossoms with the new season.

Spring Into Good Nutrition
Spring has arrived and there is no other season that can motivate you more towards the mood for good health. Find out more from dLife Expert columnist Lara Rondinelli.

Taking Care of Mom
Celebrate Mother's Day by taking some moments to yourself and reading about other inspirational mothers - like you - who are managing families and diabetes every day.

The Nerve of Your Feet!
dLife Expert columnist Joy Pape helps your diabetes stay safe and keeps that spring in your step.

Spring Clean Your Diabetes
dLifeTV anchor Nicole Johnson talks about about cleaning out your internal diabetes filing cabinets.

Make a Difference
Thinking about raising awareness for diabetes this spring? Check out the dLife Advocacy resources to help you get started.

Jump Start Your Exercise Program
dLife Expert Sheri Colberg-Ochs offers up some tips on getting your exercise program started, just in time for the warm weather.

Thinking About Diabetes Camp?
If you are thinking about diabetes camp for your child, it's never too early to check out your options. Take advantage of the dLife diabetes summer camp resource page.

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Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

Last Modified Date: June 03, 2013

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.

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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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