Technology & Devices

Technology & Devices

What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)?

So, what exactly is continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)? Watch here to find out.

Dexcom

Technology & Devices

How the Dexcom CGM Works

Wondering how the Dexcom continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system works? We've got you covered. Dexcom user Vanessa B. says, "It starts with a tiny sensor..."

Dexcom

Technology & Devices

Continuous Glucose Monitoring: The Basics

Learn all of the basics of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) with this quick video.

Dexcom

Technology & Devices

What is CGM vs SMBG?

In this [1-minute] video, see the differences between self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) with a blood glucose meter and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Discover why CGM clarifies the daily and hourly treatment decisions of people with diabetes.

Dexcom

Recipes

Recipes

Chef Charles Phan Cooking Special

Chef Charles Phan shows you how to make delicious diabetes-friendly stir fry.

KUAMNEWS

Recipes

Holiday Season Eating Tips and Healthier Recipes

So, what exactly is continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)? Keep watching to find out.

ADCES

Recipes

Summer Fun & Food Tips and Recipes

Barbeques, picnics and trips to the beach may be on your calendar this summer. But how can you enjoy all of the fun while staying within your healthy eating goals?

ADCES

Recipes

Gameday Eating Plan

The Big Game is right around the corner…and you know what that means: hosting or attending a party and being tempted with a large number of “unhealthy” foods. This can be particularly hard if you have diabetes and are trying to make healthy choices.

ADCES

Active Lifestyle

Active Lifestyle

Being Active

Being active means doing any type of daily physical movement, whether it’s structured, like a session of exercise, or unstructured, like anything that decreases the time you spend sitting.

ADCES

Caregivers

Caregivers

Tips for Parents with Children Living with Type 1 Diabetes

The exact causes of T1D are not yet understood, but certain hereditary, environmental and viral factors beyond your control are thought to trigger the immune response.

ADCES

Caregivers

Sick Day Management for Children with Type 1 Diabetes

Being sick with a cold or other illness can affect blood glucose levels. BEFORE your child gets sick, make sure to work with your child’s healthcare team to create a written sick day plan to have readily available when they do become ill.

ADCES

Caregivers

Tips for Parents with Children Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Do not focus on the past. Work with your family and your diabetes care and education specialist and diabetes care team to make family-centered lifestyle changes and move forward.

ADCES

Caregivers

8 Practical Ways to Manage Diabetes in Seniors

With diabetes affecting 1 in 4 seniors, many caregivers are taking care of someone with this serious health condition. 

DailyCaring

Mental Health

Mental Health

Healthy Coping

Healthy coping means having a positive attitude toward your diabetes or prediabetes management, as well as positive relationships with others.

ADCES

Mental Health

Anger and its emotional buddies

There are chemical changes in our body that occur as a result of stress, so changes in how we feel are expected. Feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, etc., are a normal reaction after being diagnosed with diabetes.

ADCES

Mental Health

Stress and Diabetes

Our body is amazing; it gets us ready to handle events we think are challenging by sending hormonal messages that instruct it to get ready to meet the demands.

ADCES

Mental Health

Diabetes Distress

The unpredictability in blood sugar, daily schedules and life can make this disease frustrating. Whenever our actions have unpredictable outcomes, we can become distressed. In this case it is specific to diabetes, so it is referred to as diabetes distress.

ADCES

Mental Health

Diabetes & Depression. Double Trouble.

Diabetes and depression seem to hang out with each other far too often. Sometimes diabetes seems to lead the way and sometimes depression leads. One makes the other worse and vice versa.

ADCES

Mental Health

Managing the Emotional Challenges of Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes is sometimes described as a 24/7 job with lousy pay and a demanding, unpredictable boss, which is in addition to all of our other day-to-day responsibilities.

ADCES

Mental Health

Type 1 Diabetes the Prizefight of Your Life

It takes a special set of conditions to trigger the immune system to attack the pancreas, including faulty genetics, environmental factors, and other illnesses.

ADCES

Nutrition

Nutrition

Taste, Shop and Cook for Pre-Diabetes

High blood sugar is a red flag for declining health. When caught early, this condition is often reversible through lifestyle changes, including healthier eating habits. Transform your meal pattern in three 1-hour sessions with a registered dietitian to help reduce your blood sugar and get back on track to lifelong health.

Pay-Less Markets

Nutrition

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating refers to a pattern of eating high quality, nutritionally dense foods in amounts that lead to better health and wellness.

ADCES

Nutrition

Healthy Snacking for People with Diabetes

There’s no reason to give up snacks as long as you are snacking for the right reasons. Healthy snacks can be important when you’re hungry, go longer than planned between meals, are going to miss a meal, or to fuel exercise.

ADCES

Nutrition

Ramadan & Diabetes

While fasting during Ramadan is obligatory for Muslims, there are exemptions that are emphasized in religious scripture.

ADCES

Diabetes Risk Test

Do you know your diabetes risk? Early detection of diabetes is proven to prevent life-altering complications like stroke, vision impairment, and kidney disease. Click here for a quick 60 second risk test by the American Diabetes Association.

Image of a male doctor holding a clipboard and taking notes. He is dressed in a blue collard dress shirt, blue tie, lab coat and a stethoscope around his neck.
Background image of gray palm trees fading into the distance.

Diabetes Resources for the Guam Community

This page is aimed at improving access to diabetes education for the island of Guam. It will evolve over time as more content is gathered and created around the needs of the community. If you are part of the Guam community and have questions around living with diabetes, caring for someone with diabetes, diabetes technology, or the validation study, we encourage you to reach out and ask the experts to help create the most Guam-centric resource page possible. The answer to your questions could be posted here and help others in the community!

Background image for the A Healthier You Guam Diabetes Resources page. It is a collage of three images. The first image is the Guam flag waving in the background. The second image is a female doctor taking the blood pressure from her female patient. The third image is of a mother happily cooking a meal with her daughters. All women in the pictures seem to be of Chamorro Pacific Islander decent.
A Healthier You logo. Features a blue logo in a vertical stacked format. Inside the O, includes a graphic of the Guam seal. The seal is colored with a white sail boat, beige sandy beach, light blue sky, green palm tree leaves and two lovers point in the background. It also includes the tagline, “Guam Diabetes Resources”. Guam Diabetes Resources

Kicked-off by Governor Lou Leon Guerrero on KUAM-TV November 14, 2021 World Diabetes Day

  • Diabetes is a primary contributor to two of the three leading causes of death in Guam, which are heart disease and stroke

  • Adults diagnosed with diabetes are two to four times more likely than people without diabetes to die of heart disease or experience a stroke

  • Approximately half of the individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Guam had diabetes as a comorbidity

  • The prevalence rate of diabetes in Guam grew from 13.7% in 2018 to 14.7% in 2020

Lou Leon Guerrero

Governor of Guam

Rosae Calvo, RDN, LD

Supermarket Dietician at Pay-Less Markets

As an island rooted in cultural tradition, I strongly believe that diabetes/health interventions will find success through integration of our ancestral values and lifestyles.

  • Inafa’maolek – restoring/striving for harmony

  • Whole food diets rich in vegetables, fruit, and seafood

  • Active living

  • Engagement of the family