Top 10 Things to look forward to in 2018

2018 is an exciting year for a diabetes community eagerly awaiting medical research developments. Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G became available last year. The FDA has begun reviewing Tandem’s first automated insulin delivery device. The FDA also approved Dexcom’s G6 CGM which no longer requires fingersticks. What other developments are out there? For answers, we turned to … Continued

New meets old at the 2018 Mother Daughter Weekend

Another Mother Daughter Weekend has gone down in the history books, and we are thrilled to see that so many moms and daughter had a great experience. Here are just some of the enthusiastic comments we’ve received: — It was life changing. The speakers were top notch, the activities for the girls were so inclusive … Continued

10 Things to look forward to at the 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit

Who’s excited for the 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit? The premier event for Northern California’s diabetes community is just 10 days away. Registration is still open, so it’s not too late to sign up. Wondering whether this event is right for you? The 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit is open to the entire community of type … Continued

Parties, prom, and pumps

Prom season is almost here! If you’re a teen (or a parent to a teen) planning for prom, you’re making a checklist of everything you want on that special night: hair, makeup, corsage, limo, photos… and, of course, THE DRESS. Juniors and seniors are already on the hunt for the perfect prom outfit. There are already “prom dress … Continued

Top reasons to attend Mother Daughter Weekend 2018

The Mother Daughter Weekend 2018 is just two weeks away! This two-day conference is a wonderful learning and networking event for girls with type 1 diabetes ages 12+ and their mothers (or female caregivers). Attendees will learn about all aspects (physical, emotional, social, etc..) of managing diabetes during a girl’s teen years. Moms and daughters will explore their … Continued

The Diabetes You Don’t See

Today is World Diabetes Day. It’s the day we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin. A day we celebrate the privilege we have to be alive, live life to the max and seize diabetes despite our disease. I spent all day reading through all the inspiring, upbeat and moving posts on … Continued

Meet our volunteers: Heike Fischer

Carb DM would not be the community that it is without the hard work and support of our volunteers. Carb DM’s Meet Our Volunteers blog post series introduces readers to our volunteers. It’s our small way of recognizing them and showing our appreciation! This month’s featured volunteer is Carb DM board member Heike Fischer. Most … Continued

Meet the T1D Exposed models: Carb DM interviews Doris Hobbs

There is no doubt that type 1 diabetes takes its toll on the body. With every blood sugar check, every insulin shot, every site change, we are reminded of our imperfect bodies. Those bruises, that tubing, that pump, all mark us as different. So who on earth would be crazy enough to bare it all for … Continued