Ways kids can give back to the T1D community

Do you have a BG meter you no longer use? Do you have extra diabetes supplies lying around? Carb DM and ABC Diabetics are partnering to help high school junior Nadia Khawja collect and distribute diabetes supplies in her family’s home country of Vietnam. We’ll be collecting supplies for Nadia at our Chase Pelletier event on September … Continued

Help Nadia collect diabetes supplies for Vietnam!

Living with diabetes is enough of a struggle without having to worry about access to medicine and supplies. 387 million people around the world live with diabetes — and 80% of them live in developing countries. Many of them cannot afford the insulin and other diabetes supplies they need to manage their condition. As a result, nearly 80% of … Continued

Happy Birthday insulin!

Happy 94th birthday insulin! On this day, July 27, 1921, Canadian researcher Frederick Banting and his assistant Charles Best successfully extracted the hormone insulin for the very first time. It’s impossible to overstate the effect that this discovery has made on the medical community and in the lives of people living with diabetes. Just 95 … Continued

Transitioning Diabetes Care from D-Parent to Child

Carrie Goux and Willa Spalter have been long-time members of Carb DM. Many of you might recognize Willa from our brochure and website. Her mother Carrie recently wrote a guest blog on Medtronic’s patient blog, the Loop, which we are re-posting with their permission. Willa is a bubbly pre-teen who loves to dance and easily … Continued

A glimpse into Carb DM founder Tamar Sofer-Geri’s day

Running a nonprofit from home while juggling the schedule of two active kids is not for the faint of heart!  We’re so proud of our founder Tamar Sofer-Geri for being featured last month on Work Life Slice, a blog that tells the stories of women in the workforce. The article is a great read; not … Continued

Books to inspire girls with type 1 diabetes

Congratulations to the US Women’s National Soccer Team! They beat Japan in a thrilling 5-2 match to win the top prize in women’s soccer, the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The last time the US Women’s National Soccer Team won a world cup was in 1999. Victory was even sweeter because they had lost to Japan … Continued