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.

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.

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.

Intermittent Fasting + Type 1 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting is a practice that is gaining medical acceptance for improving various health parameters.

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.

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.

The BFF Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

I can do anything other kids can do. I just have to check my blood and bolus (take insulin) if I’m eating. I can ride my bike, play baseball, run, and do all those types of fun activities. Just please be patient with me if I need to take a break and check my blood sugar or have a snack.

Non-Binary + T1D: The World of Cpunk

Sam reflects on finding the cpunk community and how open others were to embracing their diabetes and non-binary identity.

Not a Choice: Being Type 1 + Transgender

O.C. talks about the similarities of living with both Type 1 diabetes and being transgender, and the unexpected hope that lies in realizing those.

How the Kindness of Strangers Saved One Boy’s Life

Gahan is eight years old and lives in a small village outside Bangladesh. Thanks to donations, Life for a Child is able to provide Gahan with what he needs.