Healthy Living

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Healthy Living

You can live well with diabetes.

Find everything you need for healthy living right here.

Receiving a diabetes diagnosis is scary—but know that it doesn’t have to stop you and your family from living a healthy life.

The American Diabetes Association® is here for you—whether you’re newly diagnosed, caring for someone with diabetes, a health care provider trying to help your patients thrive or someone who doesn’t know the first thing about diabetes.

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Community Connection

Easily find the diabetes program or resources in your area you've been looking for. Search for almost anything from medical care to education, to nutrition and health. Find resources in every zip code so you can get the help you need wherever you are.


Medication & treatments

Get a handle on diabetes medication. The more you know, the better you’ll feel.
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Devices & technology

Devices are easier to use, less invasive and offer more options so that you can find what works best for you.

When it comes to healthy living, knowledge is power.

Read the latest articles on healthy living:

Should People with Diabetes Follow a Gluten-Free Diet?
No matter where you look, gluten-free versions of food can be found anywhere from pasta to chicken nuggets. Are these gluten-free versions healthier? Should people with diabetes follow a gluten-free diet?
Eating Well

How to Get Your Family Involved with Healthy Eating
Check out these tips to get your family involved and excited about the healthy eating changes you’re making in your life.
Eating Well

Get the facts on alcohol and diabetes
Here’s what you need to know about drinking and how to do it safely.
Medication & Treatments

How to lighten your load and take it easy if you live with diabetes
Diabetes can be a lot to handle, but there are some simple ways to ease daily burdens.
Mental Health

Working out with video games
Over the past decade or so, a number of developers have created video games designed to get players of all ages on their feet.

How journaling might just improve your health if you’re living with diabetes
Journaling is more than just a trend. Research shows that it can be an effective tool to help people manage chronic health conditions like diabetes.
Mental Health

What to do when insurance switches your diabetes medications
Learn about nonmedical switching by insurance companies—and what you can do about it.
Medication & Treatments

What's new from Diabetes Food Hub®: <br>Budget-Friendly Meal Plan and Tips

Cooking more meals at home is a great way to save money and eat healthier, but it can be challenging to plan, shop, and prepare meals every week. To help, we’ve come up with a budget-friendly meal plan featuring quick and easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Plus, we’ve included some meal planning tips for reducing food waste and sticking to your budget.
Collection of Diabetes Food Hub recipes

Sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective.

We think that your stories make all the difference. They’re what inspire, encourage and propel other people living with diabetes forward in their diabetes journey.

Hear from others, get inspired—and maybe try something new.
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