T1D Hero Spotlight: Carb DM staff member Nikki Langlois

Over the past month we’ve been talking a lot about how Carb DM has grown — from 10 programs a year to 80, from serving 14 people to 2,500. None of this growth would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and staff. One such person is Nikki Langlois, our … Continued

The Senior Reflection at Stanford: reflecting on diabetes

A few months ago, we sent out a call for donations of syringes and test strips for Saniya Kishnani, a Human Biology major at Stanford University. Saniya is participating in The Senior Reflection, a capstone program for seniors majoring in the life sciences. Seniors in the program work on a year-long project that allows them to reflect … Continued

Local Heroes video series features Tamar Sofer-Geri

This weekend, our founder and director Tamar received a Local Heroes award from the Mipen Media Center. Every year the center awards a select group of locals for outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. Tamar received a certificate of commendation signed by County Supervisor Joe Simitian, and everyone who attended the reception got to … Continued

Madison Clinic seeks T1D participants for a bone density study

Did you know that people with type 1 diabetes have a higher risk for bone fractures compared to non-diabetic people? Studies have linked type 1 diabetes to low bone density, although researchers don’t know exactly why. In addition, other studies have shown that even at a given bone mineral density, type 1 and 2 diabetes … Continued

Mother’s Day Tribute to D-Moms

There is no mom quite a like a D-Mom! Today is Mother’s Day, and we’re honoring moms of kids with T1D for their strength, dedication, and selflessness. It isn’t easy being a substitute pancreas on top of being a mom, but D-Moms do it every day with the help of a little patience, a little … Continued

Surviving the Teen Year’s with Type 1 – This Mother’s Secret

“I think of the Mother Daughter Weekend as the crown jewel of Carb DM’s programs. It has everything I love about Carb DM: it fosters strong personal connections, it gives people access to excellent speakers and provides plenty of opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.” Read about how Carb DM’s Mother Daughter Weekend came to be in … Continued

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