Low in calories, but full of nutrients and fiber, pumpkin just may be the perfect fall food. You don’t need to cook and roast a whole pumpkin yourself to enjoy the health benefits of eating pumpkin. Stock up on cans of pureed pumpkin to use in meals and snacks like these: Read more
Did you ever wish that your insulin pump could function more like a smart phone? The t:slim Pump from Tandem® may be the solution you’ve been looking for. It’s the first insulin pump with a touch screen and offers the most requested features asked for in a next-generation pump. Read more
In a recent government mandate, there are 14 states which now require coverage of amino-based infant formula. For babies with food allergies or gastrointestinal issues, specialty infant formula can help them meet their daily nutritional needs. But these specialty infant formulas can be costly to purchase over-the-counter.
The good news is that Edgepark has you covered! If you live in one of the fourteen states where health insurance coverage is mandated, Edgepark offers the same specialty infant formula you’d find at retail and will work with your health insurance provider to cover the costs.
Here are some common questions, and answers, about specialty infant health coverage. Read more
Each year Ostomy Awareness Day, held this year on Oct. 5, gives people within the ostomy community an opportunity to reach out to friends, co-workers, neighbors and others to educate them about ostomies.
“The whole day is about education, trying to break down the stigma about what ostomy surgery is,” explains Dave Rudzin, current president of the United Ostomy Associations of America. “What I’d like people to take away from Ostomy Awareness Day is that we’re people just like anybody else – the only difference is the way we get rid of waste. We do everything – we work, we play sports, we travel.”
Rudzin offered his insights into how people with ostomies can make the most of Ostomy Awareness Day. Read more
Managing your diabetes care involves a group effort. Several health care professionals may provide support to you as you go through your diabetes treatment plan. These specialists can help answer your questions and give you guidance on your care.
Here is a list of some of the health care professionals who are often a part of a Diabetes Health Care Team. Read more
Have you been considering an insulin pump system? Or maybe you are looking for additional features on an insulin pump? If you’ve been considering an insulin pump, the ACCU-CHEK® Combo Insulin Pump System from Roche may be the answer. This innovative insulin pump lets you remotely control your pump without ever touching it, so calculating and delivering a bolus is quick, easy and very discreet. The ACCU-CHEK Combo system includes other exclusive features like two-way wireless Bluetooth® technology, a choice of three user menus and the largest cartridge size on the market!
The ACCU-CHEK series also includes several other popular pumps, such as the Nano, Aviva, Spirit and the Compact Plus. Read more
Ostomy pouches come in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of your child. Your WOC (wound, ostomy and continence) nurse can help your child find the right pouch with the right fit.
Going back to school takes preparation for any child. Along with loading up on school supplies for the year, children may have new experiences they’re preparing for like using a locker for the first time, or riding the bus. For children with ostomies, starting school involves additional steps to make sure they have everything they need to feel comfortable in the classroom.
Check out these ideas to help your child with an ostomy get ready for the school year. Read more