Happy Birthday insulin!

Happy 94th birthday insulin! On this day, July 27, 1921, Canadian researcher Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best successfully extracted the hormone insulin for the very first time. It’s impossible to overstate the effect that this discovery has made on the medical community and in the lives of people living with diabetes. Just 95 … Continued

Transitioning Diabetes Care from D-Parent to Child

Carrie Goux and Willa Spalter have been long-time members of Carb DM. Many of you might recognize Willa from our brochure and website. Her mother Carrie recently wrote a guest blog on Medtronic’s patient blog, the Loop, which we are re-posting with their permission. Willa is a bubbly pre-teen who loves to dance and easily … Continued

A glimpse into Carb DM founder Tamar Sofer-Geri’s day

Running a nonprofit from home while juggling the schedule of two active kids is not for the faint of heart!  We’re so proud of our founder Tamar Sofer-Geri for being featured last month on Work Life Slice, a blog that tells the stories of women in the workforce. The article is a great read; not … Continued

Books to inspire girls with type 1 diabetes

Congratulations to the US Women’s National Soccer Team! They beat Japan in a thrilling 5-2 match to win the top prize in women’s soccer, the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The last time the US Women’s National Soccer Team won a world cup was in 1999. Victory was even sweeter because they had lost to Japan … Continued

Take Surveys, Make Money with YourCareMoments

Many people in the diabetes community are passionate about contributing to medical research. Everyone wants to see the day when a cure for type 1 diabetes is found, and everyone wants to do their part. Even if you don’t have a PhD degree, you can still help by raising funds for diabetes research, or by … Continued

Ten Reasons to support Carb DM through Mabel’s Labels

It’s summer time, and it’s the season for fun! Whether you’re traveling, splashing around at the beach or pool, picnicking in the park, or enjoying your favorite sport, summer is a great time to enjoy activities with family and friends. One thing that isn’t fun, though, is losing all your stuff!  Every time my child comes back from the … Continued

Summer Fun with the Oakland A’s

Sam Fuld is a role model to young athletes everywhere, especially those with diabetes. Sam, age 33, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10, and he hasn’t let diabetes hold him back from a successful career in professional sports. The Oakland A’s outfielder was drafted to Major League Baseball 8 seasons ago, and … Continued

Empathy Exercises: Mother Daughter Communication Workshop

When it comes to building a better relationship between moms and daughters, empathy — the ability to put oneself into another person’s shoes — is key. That was the key message from the Communication Workshop at last month’s Mother Daughter Weekend. Led by Diana Naranjo, PhD, psychologist at the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at … Continued