Diabetes Awareness Month & YOU: 30 Days of Essential Resources!

Our main goal at TCOYD is to help you live a long and healthy life with diabetes, and there’s no better time to reboot your diabetes care than National Diabetes Awareness Month. Whether you’re a newly diagnosed rookie or have 50 years of experience under your belt and are a diabetes legend, we’re sharing 30 days of resources during the month of November to help you stay educated, motivated and inspired to take control of your health.

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Nov. 1st

For many people with diabetes, taking a daily baby aspirin is beneficial for heart health, but there are some situations when taking aspirin is not recommended. Here’s Dr. E’s advice:

Nov. 2nd 

Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (formerly CDEs) can be an invaluable part of your diabetes care team. Here’s what you need to know!

10 Reasons Why You Should Know About Certified Diabetes Educators (And How to Find One!)

Nov. 3rd

Does your blood sugar rise upon waking, even if it was fine during the night and you haven’t eaten anything yet for breakfast? It could be foot to floor phenomenon!

How to Treat Foot to Floor Phenomenon

Nov 4th

Glucagon, aka “that thing in a red box that’s been shoved in the back of junk drawers for years” is finally having its moment in the sun. Dr. Jeremy Pettus shares the latest advances in glucagon that may make it part of your daily life and give it a prominent spot in the medicine cabinet.

A Dose of Dr. E: Glucagon: The Forgotten Stepchild of Diabetes Hormones

Nov 5th

Type 1 diabetes has taught 19-year-old Morgan Panzirer to live every day to the fullest, and she shares her insightful lessons and inspiration in her book, Actually, I Can, Growing Up with Type 1 Diabetes, A Story of Unexpected Empowerment.

Inspirational New Book from 19-Year Old Author with Type 1

Nov 6th

Did you know there are health perks to sitting still? Just a few minutes of meditation each day can have a big impact in stress reduction, especially with the year we’ve had!

Meditation: Not Just for Mystics, Monks & Hippies


Nov 7th

Anytime your doctor prescribes a new drug for you, there are important things you need to share to ensure you get a prescription that will work safely and effectively.

What You Need to Tell Your Doctors When They’re Prescribing a New Drug for You

Nov 8th

One of the biggest fears people with diabetes have is the possibility of potential vision loss. Ophthalmologist Dr. Blake Cooper shares three important ways you can lower your risk of eye disease, and he explains the latest treatment options if complications do develop.

Diabetes & Eye Health: How to Protect Your Peepers

Nov 9th

There are quite a few options out there for diabetes devices. Have you been curious, but undecided on what would be best for you? Look no further than this tool to help you decide!


Nov 10th

Did you know SGLT2s and GLP-1 RAs help to protect against heart disease in addition to their primary purpose of lowering blood sugars?

Cardiovascular Benefits of SGLT2 Inhibitors & GLP-1 RAs

Nov 11th

If your child has type 2, or you’re concerned it could develop, dietitian and CDCES Janice Baker offers helpful advice and practical suggestions on how you can support your kids while helping to guide them into a healthier lifestyle.

Supportive Nutrition for Children & Teens with Diabetes or Prediabetes

Nov 12

LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) is a fancy term that just means getting type 1 as an adult, but for many reasons it can often take years to be diagnosed correctly. Dr. Edelman and Dr. Pettus explain why that can happen, which tests confirm the diagnosis, and how LADA can actually work to your benefit.

A Dose of Dr. E: LADA – A Whole Lada Misdiagnoses

Nov 13

A smart doctor with a great bedside manner is the perfect combo, but can compassion in your provider actually improve diabetes outcomes and overall health?

Empathy in Your Diabetes Care: A Luxury or a Necessity?

Nov 14

Patients and providers may not always see eye to eye, but there’s no need for violence! There are ways to make the doctor/patient relationship stronger without

ruining a perfectly good stethoscope.


Getting Our Signals Crossed: What Do Patients and Providers Get Wrong About Each Other?


Nov 15

Every person living with diabetes should have a game plan on how to manage your diabetes when you’re sick, and especially now as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what Dr. Edelman recommends.


Sick Day Rules and What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19

Nov 16

It’s arguable that coffee is almost as life-giving as insulin, but is it messing with your blood sugars?

Does Caffeine Affect Blood Sugars?

Nov 17th

Three things can trigger our hunger hormone and kick our cravings into high gear: stress, lack of sleep and skipping breakfast. Dr. Jennie Luna explains why these things can affect our belly brain, and offers simple solutions to improve the way we eat, sleep and live.

How to Tame the Hunger Hormone

Nov 18th

LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) is a fancy term that just means getting type 1 as an adult, but it can often take years to be diagnosed correctly. Dr. Edelman and Dr. Pettus explain why that can happen, which tests confirm the diagnosis, and how LADA can actually work to your benefit.

A Dose of Dr. E: LADA – A Whole Lada Misdiagnoses

Nov 19th

Some aspects of type 2 can change over time, and lots of people may need to go on insulin as the condition progresses. But don’t fear the needle! Insulin is an amazing tool that can become as easy and routine as brushing your teeth.

Don’t Let Your Fear of “the Needle” Stop You from Taking Control

Nov 20th

If you’ve ever “accidentally” elbowed your partner in the ribs because he or she snores like a freight train, sleep apnea may be the reason for the racket. PA Chris Sadler discusses the link between diabetes and sleep apnea.

Counting Sheep & Losing Sleep: The Link Between Diabetes and Sleep Apnea

Nov 21st

With  COVID-19 restrictions still in place, it can be challenging to keep diabetes management a priority. However, there are a lot of simple things you can do to keep your diabetes regimen on track.

COVID-19 & Diabetes: A Great Time to Evaluate Your Diabetes Regimen at Home!

Nov 22nd

Published by the College Diabetes Network, this article is geared toward young adults with type 1 but offers lots of great info for anyone wanting a breakdown of basic health care coverage, insurance options and tips on changing plans.

What You Need to Know About Navigating Insurance and Changing Plans

Nov 23rd

Only have 10 minutes and a small space at home to workout? Fitness expert Christel Oerum from DiabetesStrong shares an easy routine to get your blood pumping that can be adjusted for any fitness level.

Cardio Home Workout from Diabetes Strong

Nov 24th

If you have the diabetes police (aka well-meaning family or friends) judging your every food move, here are some tips on how to steer them to more supportive behavior.

How to Divert the Diabetes Police

Nov 25th

Give yourself the gift of kindness if you have any anxiety about managing blood sugars during the holiday season. Registered Dietitian Janice Baker offers three great tips on how to handle food-focused festivities.

3 Guilt-Free Tips to Enjoy Holiday Eats & Treats

Nov 26th

The practice of bolusing just for carbs is plain wrong. Yep, we said it! You may not realize that proteins and fats also raise your glucose values, but at different rates. Howard will explain how different nutrients affect our glucose values, and more importantly, how to bolus for them.

Bolusing: Accounting For Fats & Proteins

Nov 27th

We’ve all been trying to find our way in this unusual situation for the last 8 months. Diabetes psychologist Dr. Faith Cook offers insights, advice and encouragement on understanding and managing the psychological effects of COVID-19.

Tips on Coping With the Unknown (Part 1)

Nov 28th

We are in a continuous state of transition throughout most our lives, but right now we’ve been plunged head-first into the deep end of change. However, we have the capacity to still hope, plan, and create our futures.

Tips on Coping With the Unknown (Part 2)

Nov 29th

Trulicity is a once-weekly injectable type 2 diabetes medicine that helps your body release its own insulin. It also helps protect against cardiovascular disease, it doesn’t cause weight gain and it comes in an easy-to-use pen so you never have to see a needle.

Concerned about Needles? Try the Simplicity of Once-Weekly Trulicity

Nov 30th

With so many things to do and so much less time to do them this time of year, exercise is often the first thing to go. Here are a few easy ways to avoid complete fitness fallout and get a jump start on the new year.

7 Tips to Stay Fit Over the Holidays
















  1. Does it make a difference of you take ASA 81 mg in the morning or at bedtime?

  2. Hello,

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and we’ve got 30 days of resources, support initiatives, networking opportunities and online events to help you stay educated, motivated. Thanks

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