This week on Twitter: top 10 back to school tweets

Attention, high school seniors and college freshmen!  You can get great back-to-school tips on our Ready, Set, Go, College! recaps. However, if you’re already knee deep in studies, you might want a condensed version. Here are 10 great pieces of advice from the event: Take over your diabetes management before you go to college so you … Continued

Dia-Buddies youth program FAQ

A couple of weeks ago we put out a call for volunteer mentors for our new Dia-Buddies youth mentoring program. We are excited to announce that over 40 mentors have already signed up! Clearly the idea of teens with type 1 diabetes sharing their knowledge and experience with other newly diagnosed teens and tweens is resonating. Now that … Continued

Ready, Set, Go, College Panel Recap, Part 3

One of the best things about going to a Carb DM event is the opportunity to ask questions and get advice from experts. At last month’s Ready, Set, Go, College! event, the experts were current and former college students living with type 1 diabetes.  Who better to give advice on navigating college than those who have lived it? … Continued

Ready, Set, Go, College Panel Recap, Part 2

Balancing coursework and carbs, diabetes and drinking, lectures and lows — having diabetes while in college can be challenging. A few weeks ago Carb DM and JDRF hosted Ready, Set, Go, College! — a set of events on the Peninsula and East Bay designed to help young adults and their parents prepare for the all-important … Continued

Ready, Set, Go, College Panel recap, Part 1

We are in the last week of August, and if school hasn’t started in your part of town, it will soon! To help young adults and their parents prepare for the transition to college, Carb DM recently hosted Ready, Set, Go, College! events in the East Bay and Peninsula, featuring a College panel of students with … Continued

Wanted: mentors for Dia-Buddies youth program

Overcoming challenges and reaching goals is a lot easier when you have the support of friends or mentors. That’s why there are career mentorships, big brother and big sister programs, AA sponsors, running buddies, workout buddies… so why not Dia-Buddies? That’s the idea behind Dia-Buddies, Carb DM’s new youth mentoring program. Starting in October, we’ll be partnering with … Continued

This week on Twitter: 10 funniest diabetes tweets

Diabetes is not a disease to be treated lightly. It’s a serious disease — which is why finding the humor in it can be such a stress reliever. We all know that insulin is the best medicine, not laughter, but sometimes it’s a close second. On days when nothing goes right, sometimes all you can do … Continued

Diabetes Educator Aimee Jose featured on Work Life Slice

Have you ever daydreamed about switching careers or doing something different? If you have, you’re not alone. According to the Department of Labor, most people change careers three to seven times over the course of their working lives. It takes drive, determination and dedication — all of which Diabetes Educator Aimee Jose has in abundance. … Continued

Jay Hewitt: Managing type 1 diabetes during the Ironman Tri

Managing diabetes before, during, and after exercise can be tricky. No one knows that better than Ironman Triathlete Jay Hewitt. Jay Hewitt is the only person with type 1 diabetes to have raced for the U.S. National Triathlon Team. Jay was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1991. Since then he has completed the Ironman … Continued

Ironman Triathlete Jay Hewitt – racing with type 1 diabetes

In just two days, the world will come together to cheer on top athletes at the 2016 Olympic Games. Seeing them push their limits and overcome obstacles in their quest to go higher, faster, and stronger is always a thrilling and inspiring experience. No one knows more about what they go through than elite Ironman … Continued