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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

The Truth about 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?

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