Category Archives: Life with Diabetes

Carb DM program feature: Carbs in the Park

Becoming a parent can be like plunging into the deep end of a very cold pool — it’s a huge shock, it’s only natural to grab onto whatever lifeline you can find. Finding the right baby gear can make the … Continue reading

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Dani’s Diary, Part 2: My Thoughts After 6 Months

This is the second in a two-post series about nine year-old Dani, a fourth grader who was diagnosed six months ago with type 1 diabetes. Dani decided to start a Diabetes Diary and write about what living with type 1 diabetes … Continue reading

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February is American Heart Month: Heart-Healthy Tips

Everyone knows that February is the month of love, but did you know that February is also American Heart month? With all those big red hearts floating around, it’s the perfect time to raise awareness about heart disease, the number … Continue reading

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Dani’s Diary: A Day In the Life of a Child With Type 1 Diabetes

Dani is a typical nine year-old girl living in the Bay Area. She is a fourth-grade student who loves soccer, science, singing, and basketball.  About six months ago, Dani’s life changed forever: she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In … Continue reading

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Sushi, Samosas, Shumai, and Sugar: Balancing T1D and Asian Cultures

According to the Joslin Center for Diabetes, around 10% of the Asian American population has diabetes, and the great majority (90-95%) of those cases are type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes in Asian Americans is rare — but due to … Continue reading

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I am the Lucky Twin: Why Did I Escape Type 1 Diabetes?

When a family member has a chronic condition such as diabetes, things can be challenging for the whole family.  The constant vigilance and stress can tear families apart… or it can pull them together and make them stronger. That’s certainly … Continue reading

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Living with type 1 diabetes: a sibling’s perspective

Type 1 diabetes is a disease that has an impact on the whole family.  When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, his or her whole world changes — but the child’s siblings are affected too.  To gain an understanding … Continue reading

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T1 Topics Recap: Progress towards an Artificial Pancreas

Imagine a day without having to count carbs, having to check blood sugars, having to bolus. It’s a day that people without diabetes take for granted, and one that people with diabetes can only dream of. Fortunately, researchers all over … Continue reading

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Diabetes on the big and small screen

Diabetes is taking center stage on the the small screen, thanks to Downton Abbey, the series that is captivating viewers on both sides of the Atlantic.  In last night’s episode (Series 5, Episode 2), Isobel Crawley and Dr. Clarkson are … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

People love to celebrate the new year because it’s filled with new beginnings, endless possibilities, and renewed hope. You’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution or two (or ten)… but now that the parties are over and the kids are … Continue reading

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