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

Ready, Set, Go, College! Preparing your child

Back to school season is almost upon us, and soon thousands of parents will be sending their children off onto a new chapter of their lives: college. It can be a scary moment for many parents, especially if their child has type 1 diabetes. If you’re a parent of a high school junior or senior, … Continued

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