T1 Topics Recap: Getting Started With Diabetes

There are some things in life that can truly turn your world upside down, and diabetes is one of them.  That period just after your (or your child’s) diagnosis can be an extremely intense time. You’re being bombarded with an avalanche of emotions — shock, fear, confusion, sadness, denial, anger, stress — as well as an avalanche of information … Continued

Ten Reasons to Donate to Carb DM during Silicon Valley Gives

Great news! Silicon Valley Gives day is on May 5, 2015, and Carb DM is joining in! Silicon Valley Gives is a 24-hour online fundraising event organized by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Hundreds of nonprofit organizations around the Bay Area are participating, encouraging their supporters to donate online between 12:00 am and 11:59 pm on May 5. … Continued

Tandem Diabetes Care showcases People Behind the Pump

Have you ever wondered who makes or designs the pump or infusion set that you rely on every day? Tandem Diabetes Care’s People Behind the Pump initiative features Tandem employees sharing a little bit about themselves and the reasons they are passionate about working for Tandem. Some have type 1 diabetes themselves, many have a friend … Continued

Diabetes and Art: Shiraz’s Story, Part 2

A few days ago we introduced you to Shiraz, an 8th grader who loves soccer, sewing, crafting, hiking, watching movies, hanging out with friends, and art.  Shiraz recently celebrated her first dia-birthday (anniversary of T1D diagnosis) on March 1, 2015.  For over a year now, Shiraz has been creating diabetes-related art that not only features … Continued

Diabetes and Art: Shiraz’s Story

Diabetes puts a lot of wear and tear on the body, but the body isn’t the only part that suffers: diabetes also causes a lot of mental and emotional wear and tear. Having the support of family and friends can help ease the frustrations, and regular exercise can help ease the stress. Another great way … Continued

Tamar Sofer-Geri wins JFCS Fammy Award

Caring is an essential human trait. Everyone has something they care about: whether it’s friends, family, education, environment, poverty, politics or something else, everyone has a cause. But there’s a difference between caring about an issue and dedicating yourself to it. People who are truly passionate about a cause tend to dedicate their time, money, … Continued

Carb DM receives Community Grant from Los Altos Community Foundation

Last month’s Bay Area Diabetes Summit was a huge success, bringing together over 300 individuals from the local diabetes community together and connecting them with the medical professionals, research professionals, community organizations as well as vendors and companies serving the T1D community. An event of this magnitude requires both human resources and financial resources, and … Continued

Adam Lasher performs at Carb DM’s Pre-Summit Party

Last weekend, the Carb DM community was given a real treat: to start off the 2015 Bay Area Diabetes Summit, former American Idol contestant Adam Lasher performed at a special pre-summit party.  Adam performed some of his own music, including hit single These Shoes and This Is A Secret. He also performed some, putting his … Continued