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Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Diabetes on Halloween

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Holiday recipes, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Candy may be a big part of Halloween, but that doesn’t mean children with diabetes can’t partake in the holiday. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins aren’t the scariest part of Halloween if your child has diabetes. According to the National Retail Federation, the average American spends more than $20 on Halloween candy, with total national spending… Continue Reading

Great Diabetes Friendly Recipes to Start a Great Day

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Recipes, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for those managing diabetes. Get your day started right with these breakfast suggestions.   We’ve heard all our lives that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you’re also managing diabetes it’s even more important. In order to help your insulin… Continue Reading

Treating Early-Morning High Blood Sugar Levels

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Conditions, Diabetes Research, Diabetes supplies, Diabetes testing supplies, Diet and Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Summertime and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Learn what happens to your blood sugar levels overnight and how you can keep them in check! After a diabetes diagnosis, there is usually a time of education. You learn all about the disease and how it affects your body. Part of that learning curve is discovering when your blood sugar levels tend to be… Continue Reading

Guide to Popular Insulin Pumps: Part Two

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
With countless insulin pumps on the market it’s hard to know which is right for you. Don’t make your decision in haste, learn more before you buy.     Insulin pumps are a great way for those living with diabetes to control their insulin levels. They take away the need for individual insulin injections and… Continue Reading

Guide to Popular Insulin Pumps

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Thinking of using an insulin pump to manage your diabetes? Here’s a guide to the most popular models on the market today. If you or someone in your family suffers from diabetes, you may be thinking about using an insulin pump to manage the insulin levels in your bloodstream. While you should always talk to… Continue Reading

Summer Tips for People with Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Insulin Pumps, Summertime and Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Summer can be a fun time, but if you have diabetes, there are some potential dangers with the warmer weather. Use these tips to help you stay safe.   If you have diabetes, it’s important to ensure you’re  staying safe during the warmer part of the year.  Use these tips to help you enjoy the… Continue Reading

Diabetic Dabs- A Disposable, Inexpensive, Convenient, Breakthrough for Blood Glucose Testing.

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
This is a great idea and Liz is a great mom. Here’s her story! My name is Liz Sacco and I am a mother of four lovable and energetic boys. In March of 2011 my oldest son David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Prior to his diagnosis, I had not had anyone close to… Continue Reading

Transitioning Your Child to an Insulin Pump

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, New Devices for Diabetes, Tips for People with Diabetes
Transitioning your child to an insulin pump can be an overwhelming experience, but very beneficial in the long run given the flexibility a pump offers Transitioning your child to an insulin pump can be overwhelming, but the long-term benefits are tremendous and there are many resources available to help both you and your child navigate… Continue Reading

How to Recognize Type 1 Diabetes in Your Child

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Conditions
If you are concerned that your child might have Type 1 diabetes, use these warning signs to help you recognize a potential diagnosis.      Diabetes in children is unfortunately all too common. The condition occurs when a child’s pancreas no longer produces the insulin and , in order to survive, insulin must come from an… Continue Reading

Your Child’s Diabetes Diagnosis: What’s Next?

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Diabetes Advice, Diabetes Statistics, Diabetes testing supplies, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
If your child is diagnosed with diabetes, learn how to manage the diagnosis with tips and resources that will help your child continue to live a normal, happy and healthy life.  Having a child diagnosed with diabetes can be very overwhelming, scary, intimidating and challenging. However, you are not alone. According to the Juvenile Diabetes… Continue Reading

Type 2 Diabetes in Kids: It’s A Growing Trend

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Insulin Pumps
 Type 2 diabetes is affecting more children than ever before. Learn about the disease and discover how you can help prevent your child from getting it.   Once thought of primarilyas an adults-only disease, Type 2 diabetes is striking more and more of today’s youth. It’s one trend that has healthcare professionals and parents understandably… Continue Reading

Sleep Tight: Nighttime Routines for Children with Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Insulin Pumps
Caring for children with diabetes doesn’t have to cause sleepless nights; learn to manage their condition overnight and prevent episodes of nocturnal hypoglycemia. If your child has been diagnosed with diabetes, your mind is likely working overtime regarding how to best manage their health. You might even be worried about potential hypoglycemia while they sleep.… Continue Reading

Transitioning Your Child with Diabetes to an Insulin Pump

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes, Insulin Pumps, Tips for People with Diabetes
Transitioning from insulin injections to an insulin pump can help you better maintain your child’s diabetes while adding significant convenience and spontaneity to your daily schedule.   Every parent knows that maintaining a regular schedule for their child is challenging.  Add diabetes management to the mix and the difficulty can arise exponentially. Transitioning from injections to… Continue Reading

Don’t Skip Halloween Because of Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes
  Just because little Jimmy or Judy has Diabetes, doesn’t mean that they have to skip Halloween.“They can enjoy Halloween and enjoy some of the sweets the holiday offers — within reason,” says Kenneth McCormick, M.D., pediatric endocrinologist and senior scientist in the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center. “We give parents and kids three options and let them decide how… Continue Reading

Dangerous Complications for Children with Diabetes

Posted in Children with Diabetes, Diabetes Research, Diet and Diabetes
  A new study  purports that children with Diabetes generally have poorer eating habits than other children, leading to, what could be,  very serious complications in their future.  Minority male adolescents 15 and above are those with the highest risk. Influential factors include a low level of parental education, low-to-middle family income,  and low parental involvement in Diabetes management.… Continue Reading

Focus Express Mail Pharmacy CEO to receive Community Service Award

Posted in Children with Diabetes
Focus Express Mail Pharmacy CEO Joel Shpigel will be formally acknowledged by the COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA Montgomery County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission for his ‘tireless work in the area of community service, community involvement, and civil rights" at the annual YAFFE-SMITH CIVIL RIGHTS AWARD LUNCHEON which is scheduled to take place… Continue Reading

Intensive Insulin Therapy Reduces Mortality in Seriously Ill Children

Posted in Children with Diabetes
  A new European study suggests that intensive insulin therapy may reduce the risk of death, infection and the length of intensive care stays for seriously ill children, Abnormally high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) often occurs in critically ill infants and children, and increases their risk of secondary infections and death. "Targeting of blood glucose concentrations… Continue Reading

Focus Express Mail Pharmacy Donates $25,000 to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Sponsor Four Fundraising Walks.

Posted in Children with Diabetes
   Focus Express Mail Pharmacy donated $25,000 and was a major sponsor at four walks benefitting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of Philadelphia and South Jersey in the Fall of 2008. These “Walks for the Cure” took place in Parvin State Park, Salem County, NJ on 10/5/08, Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ on… Continue Reading

Peds for Prevention Fights Diabetes and Obesity in Children

Posted in Children with Diabetes
Public school districts in NJ, NY or PA are invited to apply to have their elementary schools participate in a month-long national diabetes education program, called Peds for Prevention™. One selected school district will receive health education grants totaling $5,000, free pedometers for all elementary school students, weekly health education announcements and take-home tips as… Continue Reading