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Take Control During National Diabetes Month

Today marks the kick-off of National Diabetes Month, a fitting occasion since, this month, we cap off another great season of our long-running series Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) with a program about Diabetic Medical Emergencies (premiering November 15).

Host Dr. Steven Edelman, a diabetes specialist at UC San Diego, is your guide as he welcomes a range of guests who offer valuable guidance for managing diabetes medically and psychologically while maintaining an active, healthy and happy lifestyle.

Also make sure to visit the TCOYD blog for exercise tips, recipes from chef Robert Lewis, the Happy Diabetic and more!

Here’s one episode to share with someone you know who was recently diagnosed, Dealing with a Diabetes Diagnosis – Don’t Freak Out!


Don’t Freak Out Over a Diabetes Diagnosis

Being told you have type 2 diabetes can be scary and overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be.

In the latest installment of our “Taking Control of Your Diabetes” series, host Steven Edelman welcomes Dr. Bill Polonsky to discuss his program “Don’t Freak Out,” which takes the guesswork out of managing care and gives a clear plan of action to the newly diagnosed.

Dealing with a Diabetes Diagnosis: Don’t Freak Out – Taking Control of Your Diabetes


Using Social Media to Help Manage Diabetes

If you’re diagnosed with a chronic disease, your doctor can give you the facts, but where can you go for emotional and practical support? On the latest episode of Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Dr. Steven Edelman welcomes Manny Hernendez and David Edelman to discuss their personal experiences and how social networking helped them and others.

Manny, an electrical engineer, started TuDiabetes, a social network that offers support, education, and sharing the steps taken every day to stay healthy while living with this very serious condition. David started Diabetes Daily after experiencing a lack of local support resources for his wife. He created an online community that connects people with diabetes, facilitates education and promotes advocacy.

Tune in for Using Social Media to Help Manage Your Diabetes – Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Or watch it online now!