Why the Special Diabetes Program Makes a Difference

— Today’s guest post was written by insurance advocate and Carb DM community member Tony Steuer While we’re still relatively new to the world of Type 1 Diabetes with my son having been diagnosed just over two years ago, the revelation of the relentless work to manage blood sugars is apparent. Type 1 Diabetes has … Continued

5k Fun Run 2018 Race Results

Thank you to all the runners, walkers, and volunteers who showed up to celebrate fitness and community at last weekend’s 5k event! Our second annual Fun Run was held at beautiful Coyote Point Park. With sunny skies, beautiful views, and a great turnout, it is safe to say the event was a success. It was … Continued

Meet our volunteers: Heike Fischer

Carb DM would not be the community that it is without the hard work and support of our volunteers. Carb DM’s Meet Our Volunteers blog post series introduces readers to our volunteers. It’s our small way of recognizing them and showing our appreciation! This month’s featured volunteer is Carb DM board member Heike Fischer. Most … Continued

Meet the T1D Exposed models: Carb DM interviews Doris Hobbs

There is no doubt that type 1 diabetes takes its toll on the body. With every blood sugar check, every insulin shot, every site change, we are reminded of our imperfect bodies. Those bruises, that tubing, that pump, all mark us as different. So who on earth would be crazy enough to bare it all for … Continued

Meet our volunteers: DiabetesMine Scholars Divya & Sarah

Carb DM would not be the community that it is without the support of our volunteers. Many of our events require a lot of manpower; fortunately, there are many in the community who are willing and able to help. Our volunteers put in hours of effort to plan, set up, and run our events. We … Continued

Halloween Candy Carb Count

Halloween night is only a few days away! If you have little ghouls and goblins all set to go trick-or-treating, make sure you prepare beforehand with costumes, flashlights, a walking route, and a plan to “use up” the candy afterwards. If you’re a parent to a child with diabetes, you might also want to discuss … Continued

2018 Open Enrollment: 10 things you need to know about health insurance

Open enrollment is approaching! Individuals who do not have healthcare insurance through their employer can sign up for coverage between November 1 and December 15, 2017. Due to the high cost of medical care, health insurance is an important issue for the diabetes community. (Medical expenditures for people with diabetes are about 2.3 times higher, … Continued

Top 5 diabetes Halloween costumes (and how to make them)

Diabetes can be scary and isolating, and many people with diabetes don’t like to talk about it because they don’t want people to pity them or their families. However, accepting yourself as a person with diabetes is an important step towards greater self-confidence and improved self-care. Proudly wearing your pump or cgm for everyone to … Continued