Diabetes and Dancing — Riya’s story

When your world is dance, is there room for diabetes?  February first, 2011. To you, this date may not mean anything. But to me, it was the most significant, life-changing day of my life. February first, 2011 was the day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In one single day, everything in my life … Continued

Everything You Need To Know about our 2017 Fun Run

Did you make a resolution to eat less and exercise more in 2017? You’re not alone. Every year, getting fit and losing weight tops the list of most popular New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately, 80% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions give them up by the 2nd week of February! If you made a health or … Continued

Carb DM’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Yesterday, we blogged about looking back at everything we’ve done in 2016. Today, we’re looking forward to 2017. Tomorrow we’ll be starting a new year! It’s a chance to let go of the old and embrace the new. It’s a chance to forgive ourselves for past mistakes and move on! The chance to start afresh … Continued

Carb DM: 2016 By the Numbers

New Year’s Eve is coming up, and it’s always a good time to look back and reflect on what happened. 2016 was certainly a crazy year! Much like a typical PWD’s blood sugar readings, it was full of highs and lows. The lows are hard to miss: the escalating conflict in Syria, increasing acts of violence … Continued

Diabetes-inspired holiday crafts

Holiday crafts are part and parcel of many families’ holiday traditions. As the holidays approach, why not spread some holiday cheer with a fun family activity: making holiday ornaments out of diabetes supplies! This morning we were at the doctor’s office and saw a holiday wreath decorated with medical supplies. It got me thinking about … Continued

Type 1 Topics Recap: Positive Caregiving (Care for the Caregiver)

Diabetes can be overwhelming — not just on the patient, but on the people who love and care for him or her. Parents, spouses, family members, best friends, teachers, and mentors of a person with diabetes are all caregivers in one way or another. Consequently, diabetes can take its toll on them in different ways. … Continued

Type 1 Topics Recap: Positive Caregiving

Diabetes is a condition that affects not only the person with diabetes, but also that person’s family and friends. Parents of a child with diabetes become their child’s surrogate pancreas for 18 years, dealing with the 24/7 task of managing their child’s blood sugars. Spouses of adults with diabetes must adjust their lifestyles to accommodate … Continued

Diabetes holiday survival guide

The holidays can be hectic! Everything happens all at once: attending parties, decorating the home, getting ready for a trip, baking for class parties, signing and sending holiday cards, shopping for presents. Daily routines are disrupted and temptations are everywhere. Throw type 1 diabetes into the mix and you might be tempted to channel your … Continued

Carb DM’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas and Hanukkah are just over 2 weeks away, and the pressure is on to find the perfect present for everyone on your list. There’s no need to panic — our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide has suggestions for diabetes-related presents for all ages and personalities! Of course, you don’t have to buy a diabetes-related present … Continued

A diabetes holiday wish list

Now that the holiday season is here, kids and grownups alike have started working on their wish lists. Many people’s wishes came true earlier this year when the FDA gave its approval for Medtronic’s Minimed 670G, the world’s first hybrid closed loop system. Testers of the system love how it makes managing those nighttime lows … Continued