Marijuana and Type 1 Diabetes

Legal or not, depending on where you live and what your ailment or aim is, it doesn't mean "everybody must get stoned." It does mean though, if you're going to "puff the magic dragon," you should know a few things first. Like dude...what about marijuana and Type 1 diabetes?

Talking to Your Roommate about Type 1

Whether you are a new college student, a student who will soon be getting a new roomie, or an adult with one or multiple roommates, it is a good idea to have the “T1D talk” with anyone you will be living with!

Hormones and their Affect on Type 1 Diabetes Management

For people with Type 1 diabetes, there are certain stages in life that can seem a bit more like a rollercoaster than others. In most cases, these ups and downs can be attributed to a shift in hormones. Major hormonal changes can be due to many things, such as puberty, menopause, menstrual cycle, stress and illness, to name a few.

Type 1 + Your Thyroid

Your pancreas and your thyroid have a roommate/landlord-like relationship with your body: both affect their surroundings while taking up residence in your body, both are critical players in your endocrine system, and when they don’t function properly, they can cause problems.

Give Yourself a Foot Exam to Prevent Diabetes-related Complications

Stay on top of any diabetes-related foot complications that may arise by giving your feet some extra love. Self-exams are easy, quick and effective! Perform these exams daily if you have lost sensation and/or have a history of foot wounds, or as a weekly routine. If you have limited flexibility, ask a friend or caretaker to assist you.

Insurance — Navigating Denials

If your doctor has prescribed it, isn't that enough? In many cases, it isn't and people are faced with denials for life-saving and life-improving equipment. Here is our run down if you've been denied a device or supply that your doctor has prescribed.

Breastfeeding with Type 1 diabetes

For many moms with Type 1 diabetes, giving birth is only a small part of their story of living beyond. Breastfeeding presents its own sets of challenges and rewards for new mothers and those who’ve done it twice, three times, and more…

Sporting Events with T1D

Similar to attending a concert or another event at a large indoor or outdoor venue, there are many things to consider when planning to attend a live sports game and have Type 1 diabetes.

The Co-Worker’s Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

Perhaps you will work with someone who has Type 1 diabetes, or you are simply interested in learning more. Consider this guide to help you learn the ins and outs of Type 1 diabetes in the work force.

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.

Anxiety + Diabetes

When this distress gets too high, or is disproportionate to the situation provoking it, the person tends to suffer from anxiety instead of benefitting from it. You don’t have to dig deep to find a reason for increased levels of anxiety in those living with Type 1 diabetes.

Girl Talk with the GAC Ladies

The Girls of GAC talk body image and the role T1D plays.