Category Archives: Life with Diabetes

My Hero, My Knight in Shining Armor by Noor Al Ramahi

Being diagnosed at a tender age of 5 I developed a fear, actually it was more of a worry than a fear; uncertain of what the future will hold for me. Watching my parents struggle dealing with my diabetes 24/7, … Continue reading

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Celebrating our heroes: Carb DM interviews Katie Craft

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is scary.  Being diagnosed as a child is even scarier, for the child and the child’s parents.  In pediatric wards across the country, child life specialists are playing a key role in helping children … Continue reading

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World Diabetes Day, in 140 characters

It’s 11:00PM Pacific Time on World Diabetes Day, and the diabetes community (including Carb DM) spent all day celebrating and raising awareness for the disease.  Thanks to the internet and social media, even those who were not able to participate … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Heroes: Carb DM Interviews Katie Coleman

People with type 1 diabetes are constantly aware of what goes into their bodies and how it affects them.  They have to be.  Katie Coleman has made it her mission to inspire people without diabetes to do the same.  She … Continue reading

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The diabetes community speaks up: a recap of the FDA-Patient Dialog on Diabetes Issues

On November 3, 2014, social media lit up with the hashtag #DOCAsksFDA as FDA staff involved in diabetes-related products met with representatives of the diabetes patient community to discuss how patients, caregivers, and health professionals can best interact with the … Continue reading

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Carb DM events for Diabetes Awareness Month

It’s a good thing the clocks moved back this weekend, because we’re going to need that extra hour (and more) to fit in all the events happening at Carb DM this month!  Join us in celebrating Diabetes Awareness Month with … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our Heroes

What is a hero?  What comes to mind when we think of a hero?  Superman?  Soldiers? Policemen and firemen?  Sports stars?  Nobel prize winners?  World leaders? Yes, they can all be heroes. But a hero doesn’t have to don a … Continue reading

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Creative Ways to Use Halloween Candy

Congratulations, you’ve successfully gotten through Halloween night! You’ve dressed your child in an adorable costume, given her a giant plastic pumpkin, and allowed him or her to run around with a dozen friends in pursuit of candy. You’ve navigated the … Continue reading

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T1 Topics Recap: Nightscout

This week the diabetes community was buzzing about the latest medical breakthrough: on October 20, Dexcom announced that it had received FDA approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device.  The Dexcom SHARE is now available as an accessory for … Continue reading

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Amelia McIver reviews theMedtronic Minimed Paradigm

  If you’re considering a pump for your child with diabetes, who would be better to tell you what it’s like than a fellow child? We’re excited and proud to see that a member of the local T1D community has … Continue reading

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