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

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