Traveling, whether it be for business or pleasure can easily take you out of your diabetes care routine. Before hightailing it out of town, make sure you are prepared. A little extra homework will help keep your diabetes from putting any kinks in your long-awaited travel plans.
How you prepare greatly depends on where you’re going and for how long. Ask yourself, how will your lifestyle change while traveling? Will you be able to prepare your own food, or will you be eating out? Will you be able to maintain adequate exercise or will you have more down time?
Story told by daughter of MedicAlert + Safe Return Member
My mom passed away 6 years ago from a heart attack. Her loss was very difficult and unexpected; especially for my dad…
They were married for 56 years and he had a very hard time dealing with her passing. My husband and I decided with us being retired, and my mom being gone, that it would be best for my dad to come live with us.
Lupus Awareness Month creates a time to bring greater understanding about this life altering disease and continues to serve as a universal call-to-action on behalf of the millions of families affected by Lupus. Those fighting this unpredictable disease deserve to be recognized.
While continuing to be a serious global health problem, and despite its severity, most people don’t know much about the condition. Raising awareness is essential to creating a culture of compassion for those affected by Lupus and can help increase funding for potentially life-saving research.
For years, my asthma has hindered many outdoors activities I'd love to experience. At times when I would have allergy and asthma flare-ups, I would miss out on my kid’s soccer and softball events, and was always too scared to go hiking and fishing with my husband, in fear of triggering an asthma attack.
I always have my inhaler close by, especially during the change in seasons. Last summer I experienced the most severe asthma attack I’ve had in years while at my nephew’s track meet.
Almost a year has passed since Muhammad Ali, one of America's most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century lost his life to a decade’s long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Twenty-five years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease; author, producer, and activist Michael J. Fox continues his advocacy for a cure through his charitable work as the founder of Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Story Told By Mother of MedicAlert Kid Smart® Customer
Our middle son Brandon was diagnosed with Autism shortly after his second birthday. Over the years, my ability to stay home and be with Brandon at all times before and after school has been a blessing, especially since he has developed a strong tendency to wander.