A Coach’s Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

As a coach, you want to push each member of your team. Don’t see Type 1 as a roadblock; see Type 1 as a challenge that your athlete takes on everyday. Here is what you should know about Type 1 diabetes an how it affects your athlete.

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.

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.

Insulin Allergies + Type 1

Imagine having Type 1 diabetes. Now imagine being allergic to the very thing that keeps you alive. Allergic reactions to insulin are rare, but they do exist.

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.

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?

The Medical ID Guide

If the situation ever arises, wearing a medical ID can make sure that you receive the attention and care you need in the event of an emergency. Consider these medical ID options!

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.

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.

Halloween — T1D Tips for a Not-So-Scary Holiday

Witches and goblins and ghouls — oh, my! Snickers and Skittles and Twix — oh, no! Are you dreading Halloween and the influx of sugar-packed treats that are circulating the neighborhood? Don’t worry! Beyond Type 1 has come up with these T1D Halloween tips that will put you at ease and keep your pumpkin(s) grinning.

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.

Sharps Disposal

People with Type 1 encounter sharps every day, and precautions for disposing of sharps don’t just apply to the diabetes world.

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?

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.

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.