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

Meet Our Volunteers: Jonathan Tijerina

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

Type 1 Topics: T1D and Traveling with Brandon Arbiter

Vacation season is finally here! When you have diabetes, planning for vacations involves a bit more than throwing a swimsuit and toothbrush into a bag.  Whether you’re hitting the road for a weekend getaway or flying halfway around the world, you’ll need some extra planning to make sure diabetes doesn’t get in the way of … Continued

Support Team Carb DM at the Silicon Valley Tour de Cure

ADA’s Silicon Valley Tour de Cure is less than one week away! On Saturday, June 11, riders from all across the Bay Area will be strapping up to raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association.  As in past year, the Carb DM community has rallied and formed a team that will ride in … Continued

Surviving Summer with T1D: Our 2017 Guide

Summertime has arrived! After all the cold, rainy weather we’ve been having, we’re all set to enjoy those picnic lunches, days at the park, and weekends on the road. Unlike our kids, however, diabetes never takes a summer vacation. Never fear! We’ve got resources galore to help you plan for all of your summer adventures: … Continued

Sign the petition: A road map to affordable health insurance

As a parent of child with Type 1 Diabetes, we are faced with many challenges. Among those is the financial burden of diabetes care and supplies. The Affordable Care Act has been a tremendous boon because anyone can get health insurance regardless of their medical history. However, the American Health Care Act is threatening to … Continued

A T1D who trains Diabetes Alert Dogs: Up close and personal with Erica Horn

Shelter dogs don’t usually make good service dog candidates, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Their behavioral history is unknown, some suffer from anxiety, and many haven’t been taught human socialization skills. That doesn’t faze service dog trainer Erica Horn. She firmly believes that with proper training, some shelter dogs can be given a … Continued

Advocating for Access for All in California

Three weeks ago I had the privilege to join representatives from Medtronic and Dexcom in Sacramento for a meeting of the California State Assembly Committee on Health. I spoke as a witness in favor of AB 447 which calls for funding of Continuous Glucose Monitors for anyone covered by MediCal. Now that Medicare covers CGMs … Continued

Meet Diabetes Hero Olivia

All month long, Carb DM is featuring Diabetes Heroes — people who give back to the Carb DM diabetes community. Each story is unique, but all share a common thread — they appreciate the positive impact that Carb DM has on their lives, and want to keep that community going. Today’s hero is Olivia Tencer. … Continued