Category Archives: Life with Diabetes

I am the Lucky Twin: Why Did I Escape Type 1 Diabetes?

When a family member has a chronic condition such as diabetes, things can be challenging for the whole family.  The constant vigilance and stress can tear families apart… or it can pull them together and make them stronger. That’s certainly … Continue reading

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Living with type 1 diabetes: a sibling’s perspective

Type 1 diabetes is a disease that has an impact on the whole family.  When a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, his or her whole world changes — but the child’s siblings are affected too.  To gain an understanding … Continue reading

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T1 Topics Recap: Progress towards an Artificial Pancreas

Imagine a day without having to count carbs, having to check blood sugars, having to bolus. It’s a day that people without diabetes take for granted, and one that people with diabetes can only dream of. Fortunately, researchers all over … Continue reading

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Diabetes on the big and small screen

Diabetes is taking center stage on the the small screen, thanks to Downton Abbey, the series that is captivating viewers on both sides of the Atlantic.  In last night’s episode (Series 5, Episode 2), Isobel Crawley and Dr. Clarkson are … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

People love to celebrate the new year because it’s filled with new beginnings, endless possibilities, and renewed hope. You’ve probably made a New Year’s resolution or two (or ten)… but now that the parties are over and the kids are … Continue reading

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10 commandments for vacationing with T1D by Noor Al Ramahi

Holiday season is an exciting time (and lets be honest, sometimes slightly stressful) filled with traveling, family, friends and creating happy memories. We can’t take a vacation from Diabetes, but being prepared will not let Diabetes get in the way … Continue reading

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How Carb DM Helped My Family

Seven years ago, our son Alex was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).  He was four, yet as we left the hospital, I felt the same sense of nervousness and uncertainty that I had felt leaving the hospital with a … Continue reading

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Holiday recipe: Almond Thins

It’s almost impossible to avoid treats during the holidays: gingerbread houses, candy canes, chocolate gelt, and all kind of cookies fill households with their wonderful tastes and smells.  Thanks to insulin, people with type 1 diabetes can enjoy sweet treats just … Continue reading

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T1 Topics Recap: Ketones and Sick Day Management

The cold and flu season has arrived, bringing a horde of unwelcome household guests — fever, chills, stuffy nose, sore throat, or worse. For people with type 1 diabetes, sick days bring extra challenges. Illness tends to elevate glucose levels, … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes of T1D Exposed: The Making of a Nude Fundraiser Calendar

  Remember the movie Calendar Girls?  This holiday season, there’s another group ready to bare it all for a cause!   The Nude Diabetes Advocacy Project is releasing T1D Exposed, a nude calendar featuring people with type 1 diabetes. All proceeds from calendar sales … Continue reading

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