Tamar Sofer-Geri wins Local Hero Award

he·ro /ˈhirō/ A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Here at Carb DM, we love to celebrate our heroes. We cannot give enough praise and thanks to the men, women and children who work to improve the lives of people with diabetes, who bring the diabetes community closer together, whose … Continued

Diabetes and art: Dani and Nurit’s story

Last year we shared some words of wisdom and advice from nine year-old Dani, who reflected on her first six months living with type 1 diabetes in a two-part blog post. One year later, Dani is now ten years old and in fifth grade. Like many kids her age, Dani likes to express her fun … Continued

Help Esme get health insurance coverage for her pump and CGM!

Update: Humana has apologized to Esme’s family and revised their initial decision; they will now cover her pump and CGM! What a great example of what the community can do when we work together! Advancements in research and technology have made living with T1D more manageable than ever before. We have pumps, CGMs, and remote monitoring capabilities at … Continued

Give Carb DM a High Five!

It’s hard to believe that Carb DM is celebrating its 5th Dia-Birthday! Founder Tamar Sofer-Geri started Carb DM because she believed that no one with diabetes should have to manage it alone, and every day we work to make sure that the type 1 diabetes community is connected, informed, and empowered. In order to keep … Continued

Mother Daughter Weekend 2016 recap

What do you get when you gather a group of moms and their teen or tween daughters with T1D? A few laughs, a few tears, and a lot of love. Carb DM’s Mother Daughter Weekend 2016 was a great success, with moms and daughter reconnecting with old friends, new friends, and each other. The 3-day … Continued

April Carb DM events

Today may be April Fools’ Day, but this is no joke: this month’s calendar is just bursting with programs and activities! We have our regular social programs such as Beer & Basals, Carbs In the Park, and Bay Pumpers groups, but we also have over half a dozen special events this month. You can find … Continued

Diabetes Data: Getting the most out of your current technology

Living with T1D  means dealing with a lot of diabetes data — bg data from meters, insulin ratios, carb counts, eating schedules, activity levels, and more. People with T1D usually see their endocrinologist about once every 3 months, but for the rest of the time, they are on their own, making decisions every day on how … Continued

Bay Area Diabetes Summit 2016 Recap

The pouring rain could not dampen the enthusiasm of over 600 people attending the 2016 Bay Area Diabetes Summit! 354 attendees, 111 kids, 60 volunteers and 19 speakers braved the El Nino weather and trooped over to the UCSF Medical Sciences building in San Francisco for a day of education and community building.   With … Continued

Adam Lasher returns to the Bay Area Diabetes Summit

  Can it really be a whole year since Adam Lasher first performed for Carb DM fans at the 2015 Bay Area Diabetes Summit pre-party? How time has flown! Adam Lasher first exploded onto the musical scene and into the diabetes community’s hearts last year, when he appeared on Season 14 of the hit show … Continued