Spring Style Special
By Julia Telfer
dLife Staff Writer
Thanks to years of research and modern technology, we've come a long way in understanding and treating diabetes. Despite how far we've come, the day-to-day management -- and all of the supplies that come with it -- can feel like a burden. If your medical supplies have ever made you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable, you're not alone. Not only are there less invasive treatment options available today, there are also a plethora of diabetes lifestyle products out there to help you stay in control of your diabetes while your personal style shines through.
We've put together a fashion show of diabetes lifestyle products -- jewelry, bags, pump pouches, sharps containers, clothing, and more -- inspired and created by real people living with diabetes. Whether you're shopping for yourself or a loved one, there's plenty of style to go around this spring. Check it out.
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Mussels Fra Diavolo Cherry-Crowned Almond Pear Gems Cucumber and Tomato Salad Jalapeno Tomatillo Salsa Corn and Black Bean Salad Crunchy Oven Baked French Toast Creamy Artichoke Cheese Dip Beef and Vegetable Stew Mixed Berry Yogurt Smoothie Kwanzaa Fried Okra
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...