How Can Type 1 Diabetes Affect Sleep?

40-50% of people with diabetes complain of poor sleep. At this point we know, medically, that a diabetes diagnosis itself increases the risk of sleep disorders, but the problem doesn’t stop there.

The Boyfriend/Girlfriend Guide to Caring for Someone with Type 1

Congratulations! You're dating someone amazing, funny, beautiful and strong, who also has Type 1. If you are feeling overwhelmed or worried, there is no need. Here are tips that can help you take care of your significant other and the essentials in diabetes care that are a must-know!

How to Survive Black Friday with Type 1 diabetes

Just one short day after turkey, stuffing and general Thanksgiving merriment, there comes another yearly event in the USA that propels us into the often treacherous world of holiday shopping: Black Friday! Black Friday is certainly a good way to work off those turkey day calories, but it can be brutal – both for a T1D and non-T1Ds. Factors such as heavy crowds, physical exertion and stress are all important to consider when diving into your shopping day, so here are some ways to survive Black Friday with Type 1 diabetes.

Navigating Amusement Parks with T1D

So it goes for any adventure that takes us away from routine and into the elements, unfamiliar territory, or in large crowds, people with Type 1 diabetes should be fully prepared and in-the-know before heading off to their favorite themed land.

Back to Shots

There are a number of reasons why switching from your insulin pump back to shots (MDI), using insulin pens or syringes, is sometimes necessary.

Tattoos & T1D

People with Type 1 diabetes often wonder whether or not getting a tattoo is a safe option for them. We have good news – you can safely get “inked,” but just like anyone else, there is certain protocol and things to keep in mind to ensure that you have the best tattoo experience possible.

The Truth about Diabulimia

“It’s so important to show people that people can and do recover. With eating disorders there’s a lot of pessimism with recovery and especially in the type 1 world. I talk about the need for hope for hope that’s grounded in reality,” says Ann Goebel-Fabbri, PhD and licensed pychologist.

Foot Complications and Diabetes

Have you checked out your feet today? Your feet go through a lot on a daily basis. As a person with diabetes, you need to pay extra attention to them! Even the smallest of problems could get worse and lead to more serious complications in the future.

Swimming and T1D

Summer is the perfect time for taking a dip in the ocean and lounging all day by the pool. As someone with Type 1, the combination of sun, salt, and sweat can affect your body differently than what you're used to though.

Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month! World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated globally on November 14 to raise awareness about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Join us in celebrating this incredible community all month long — and especially on WDD. Explore the different ways to get involved: by inspiring others, educating peers, getting creative, knowing your history and giving back.

Insulin Delivery

For people with Type 1 diabetes, insulin must be injected and infused into the layers of fat under the skin. There are quite a few different ways to deliver insulin, each with pros and cons, and it is up to the person with Type 1 and his or her doctor to decide what will work best.

Insulin Pump Rundown

Choosing an insulin pump doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Should you go with a more traditional pump where you can monitor your insulin levels directly? Are you looking for a model that works with a BGM monitor and allows you to administer insulin via a remote?

How Medications Can Impact Type 1 Diabetes Management

Being sick stresses the body, and when your body’s stressed it releases blood-glucose raising hormones. These hormones can even prevent insulin from properly lowering your levels. Consider the following when taking cold medicine

Hypoglycemia and How to Treat It

It's important to know that treatment of hypoglycemia depends on the severity of hypoglycemic episode, and whether or not patient is conscious. Also, remember that recurrence of hypoglycemia is common.

Employment and Type 1 Diabetes

As a person with Type 1, you are protected under several laws in the United States from discrimination on the job. It is important to get a clear overview of how you are protected so that you can make sure you are being treated fairly and equally.