Glucagon-blocking drug reduces insulin requirements

When people think of diabetes, they inevitably think of the hormone insulin, but at this year’s 77th ADA Scientific Sessions, one of the most exciting developments involved insulin’s “sister” hormone glucagon. Researchers from University of California San Diego released the results of a study showing the glucagon-blocking drug REMD-477 can lower the amount of insulin … Continued

Know your child’s rights at school

Summer is almost over and a new school year is about to begin. Those long, lazy days may be ending, but for schoolkids with diabetes, one thing doesn’t end: diabetes care. Diabetes never skips a day of school, so parents need to make sure their child is getting the proper diabetes care throughout the school day. … Continued

Meet Our Volunteers: Michelle Luedtke

Carb DM would not be the community that it is without the hard work and support of our volunteers. Many of our events require a lot of manpower; fortunately, there are many in the community who are willing and able to step up and help. Our volunteers put in many hours of effort to plan, set … Continued

Caring for mental health at every age and stage

When you have type 1 diabetes, you deal with highs and lows on a daily basis. With so many things to keep track of, it’s easy to forget that highs and lows aren’t just physical. Diabetes also takes a toll on mental health. People with diabetes can experience guilt, shame or burnout. Some issues, such … Continued

What’s next for health insurance

Today’s guest blogger, Anthony Steuer, is an insurance literacy advocate. His previous guest post on the Carb DM blog introduces the community to his petition on Change.org, Fair Health Insurance for All. In the petition, Anthony expresses his concerns and possible solutions to affordable healthcare to Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor … Continued

10 Life Lessons from the Diabetic Diva

Naomi Kingery Ruperto grew up in Bangalore, India, the child of missionaries who work with people with disabilities. When she was 12 years old, she joined her brother and sister at a boarding school 6 hours away from their parents. She spent her first two weeks of school sick, thirsty, and throwing up as many … Continued

Meet Our Volunteers: Marion Beach

Carb DM would not be the community that it is without the hard work and support of our volunteers. Many of Carb DM’s events require a lot of manpower; fortunately, there are many in the community who are willing and able to step up and help. Our volunteers put in many hours of effort to … Continued

Mother Daughter Panel 2017: Drinking, driving, dating, and more

  The mother daughter panel is always a highlight of Mother Daughter Weekend. It’s great to see moms and their grown T1D daughters interact with each other as they reflect on the teen years. Moderator Theresa Klaasen and panelists Svati Narula, her mom Elna Narula, Lia Noguchi, Jaqcueline Babel, and her mother Phaedra Babel are living proof that … Continued

Mother Daughter Panel 2017: Teen girls and T1D

  The teenage years are full of highs and lows — and that’s before you consider diabetes! Parents of T1D teens deal with a host of issues beyond the normal teen angst. Body image, independence, and fitting in take on a whole new dimension when blood sugars, carbs, and insulin must be monitored all day, … Continued