Orgs, Meds and Tech: Key Tools to Help You Manage Your Diabetes
There are a variety of diabetes organizations, medicines, and technology that are available to help you manage your life with diabetes.
What medicines are available and what you taking?
Fast Acting: Humalog, Novalog, Afreeza
Long (slow) Acting: Lantus, Tresiba, Basaglar
Generally pumps sites are worn for 2-3 days at a time in the stomach, hips, thighs, or tricep area of the arms, wherever there is a little fat. Do your best to rotate positions, because each part of your body will gradually develop fat pockets, which will slow the delivery of insulin and become a bother
BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORING
Diabetics must check blood glucose levels every few hours, and especially when we wake up and before we go to bed, before we eat meals or consume carbs, and before driving, exercising, or other physically and mentally stimulating activities
CONTINUOUS GLUCOSE MONITOR (CGM)
Free Style Libre
BLOOD GLUCOSE MONITORS
One Touch Ultra
Amazing organizations across the country that are improving diabetes care and connecting fellow diabetics and families.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) leads the global type 1 diabetes research effort to keep people healthy and safe until we find a cure for the disease.
There are chapters across the US, visit JDRF.org to find one in your hometown!
We believe kids with chronic health issues have superpowers.
We help kids see it, too.
Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) is a 501(c)(3) organization based in San Diego, CA. TCOYD is passionate in the belief that every person with diabetes has the right to live a healthy, happy and productive life. TCOYD educates, motivates, empowers and inspires people with diabetes — and family and friends who care about them — to take a more active role managing their diabetes, and being self-advocates. We do this by providing the best diabetes conferences and educational programs!
We also provide innovative, cutting-edge and accredited continuing medical education for savvy healthcare providers who care for and treat individuals with diabetes.