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Disney’s New Diabetes Resource

Disney, EAT, family meals, holidays, ROAM By April 9, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Disney Spoonful DiabetesIf  your kids are living with Type 1 diabetes, you’ve got a few extra challenges.  We’re very excited about a Disney’s New Diabetes Resource from one of our favourite Disney sites.  Disney Interactive has partnered with Lilly Diabetes to launch an online destination dedicated to help families affected by type 1 diabetes on Disney’s family lifestyle site Spoonful.com. Combining Lilly’s knowledge of diabetes with Disney’s robust parenting network has created a unique and powerful diabetes resource.

Through a mix of articles, videos and advice, site contributors (which include dietitians, psychologists, nurses and everyday families) cover a variety of topics all designed to help families manage type 1 diabetes in everyday situations, such as:

·         Routines for families that manage type 1 diabetes while still letting kids be kids
·         Important info on how to pack for vacations, sleepovers and other outings
·         Talking tips about type 1 diabetes to share with friends, teachers and coaches

One of our favourite sections contains quotes from mothers about how they deal with everyday challenges such as sibling rivalry, glucose checks and keeping every day fun.  There are even printables for the babysitter and great ways to care for the caregivers! Disney’s New Diabetes Resource is a great addition to the Spoonful roster.

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Free Flu Shots and Diabetes Checks

FAM, health By November 7, 2012 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Free flu shotsAt this time of year we get a bit run down and our health can take a beating.  Here’s a chance for you to get Free Flu Shots and Diabetes Checks.  So convenient!  Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacies in certain Canadian regions are offering free flu shots that you can book online.  Click here to find out the closest Shoppers Drug Mart to you that offers this service.

The Canadian Diabetes Association is collaborating once again with Loblaw Companies Limited and its grocery stores and their in-store pharmacies across Canada to recognize Diabetes Awareness Month with special events and information sessions offered throughout the month of November. You can find out specific store times and dates here.

Be well!

 

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