The Grandparent’s Guide to T1D

The greatest gift that a grandparent can give to their Type 1 grandchild is support. Support can come from a variety of ways. Of course, there is the medical terminology and making sure that you can help in any situation that occurs. The emotional side is also a crucial part of your relationship with your Type 1 loved one.

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…

Swimming and T1D

Whether swimming for recreation or competitively, at the pool or beach, it's important to keep some things in mind while managing Type 1 in the water.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Insulin Delivery

For people with Type 1 diabetes and in some cases those with Type 2 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.

What is Diabulimia?

What are the warning signs of the Type 1 eating disorder "diabulimia"? What are the best forms of treatment? What behaviors or psychological characteristics can put a person with Type 1 at a higher risk for developing it?

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.

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.

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

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.

Fasting with Type 1 Diabetes

In the Type 1 community, food and eating habits are not only a common subject of conversation, but a necessary component of management. A common dietary practice that is important to acknowledge in this space is Fasting.

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.