Surviving the teenage years with T1D: a mom-daughter panel discussion

Any parent will tell you that raising a teenager isn’t easy! Every day, parents must balance that fine line between giving their teens the independence they seek and giving them the support they need (but don’t always ask for, or even realize they need!).  Throw in the daily grind of diabetes management, and it becomes a fine line between … Continued

Press Release: Carb DM announces partnership with RapidSOS

RapidSOS and Carb DM partner to provide mobile safety and enhanced access to emergency services ● 240 million 9-1-1 calls are made every year in the U.S.; over 70% are from mobile phones, which fail to provide exact location to emergency dispatchers ● 29.1 million Americans have diabetes, facing unique and nuanced health needs ● … Continued

Carb DM announces partnership with RapidSOS

  Smartphones have become constant companions for a majority of people in the US —  nearly 2/3 of Americans own a smartphone, and almost half say they couldn’t live without one. Smartphones and cellphones are great for staying in touch on the go, and they are great to have in case of an emergency.  Or are … Continued

Life with a Diabetes Alert Dog – Part 1

A Guest Blog By Emma Kleck, Carb DM’s Outgoing Program Assistant I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2001. It’s amazing to think back on the advances in technology; I started my T1D management with a Minimed 507 and a BD meter that took what felt like a tablespoon of blood. Everything on the diabetes market … Continued

Progress Towards a Cure: A Citizen Scientist’s Overview

If you have type 1 diabetes, or have a loved one who does, no doubt you are eagerly awaiting news on progress towards a cure. But not everyone has a PhD in molecular biology or endocrinology, and reading medical journals or research papers related to type 1 diabetes can make one’s head swim! Luckily for … Continued

Summer travel guide 2016

Summer is here, and it’s time for trips to the beach, picnics in the park, and lazy days at home! Now that the kids are out of school, families can give in to wanderlust and roam the country or the globe. However, diabetes doesn’t take a summer break, so families traveling with diabetes have a bit … Continued

The Stand: diabetes-inspired artwork by Saniya Kishnani

Last week we featured Stanford senior Saniya Kishnani, whose diabetes-inspired work of art is being displayed as part of The Senior Reflection, a capstone project that allows seniors to reflect on their growth over the last four years. (You can read more about Saniya here). Today we’re taking a closer look at Saniya’s work itself: Saniya’s … Continued

Preparing for the Silicon Valley Tour de Cure

School’s out! The long, lazy days of summer vacation are perfect for planning all kinds of family activities such as days at the beach, hikes through the forest, and bike rides in the park. If you and your family enjoy biking, you can do what you love and help raise funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy … Continued

10 provisions for your student’s Section 504 Plan

School is coming to an end and the last thing we want to think about is more paperwork, but don’t forget to get those school medical forms filled out before August. All students who require medications during school hours are asked to fill out medication forms signed by the students’ doctor. It sure makes life easier … Continued