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.

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.

All About SGLT Inhibitors for T1D

SGLT inhibitors are oral medications that work by decreasing the production of transport proteins and reducing the absorption of glucose by the intestines and kidneys respectively. Up until now, these drugs have been used exclusively by those with Type 2 diabetes. Inhibitors on the market currently include SGLT-2 inhibitors Farxiga and Jardiance, and Zynquista, the first dual SGLT-1 and SGLT-2 inhibitor.

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 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!

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?

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.

Sharps Disposal

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

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.

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.

T1D Greatest Hits Playlist

The playlist is here. Get your groove on and have fun with these Type 1 tunes.

Taking the Blame and Shame Out of Complications

Noted T1D blogger Renza Scibilia and Twitter's Chris Aldred ("The Grumpy Pumper") talk about blaming and shaming when it comes to complications.

How To Prevent Lows During Exercise With Exercise Itself

Dr. Sheri Colberg shares her ways to prevent lows during exercise using specific exercises to do so. She has compiled these methods using research + athlete experiences.

The Power of Self Advocacy

Advancements in diabetes technology have been amazing over the course of the last decade, but difficulties with insurance companies can make it frustrating to get needs met. This is where self advocacy comes in.

Half-Price Generics of NovoLog and NovoLog Mix Announced by Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk announced that authorized generic versions of NovoLog and NovoLog Mix will be made available on January 2, 2020.