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

Ready, Set, Go, College! Calling All Juniors!

As many parents and juniors in high school know, junior year is often the most stressful year in terms of college prep. While the actual application process doesn’t start until the fall of senior year, juniors are already busy studying for the SAT/ACT test, often taking the test once in the spring of junior year. Their classes and … Continued

Ready? Set! Reset!

After completing her degree at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and raising two children, Bonnie Carlson, reignited her passion for healthy cooking when her pre-teen daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The result: The Reset Factor Kitchen by Dr. Mindy Pelz and Bonnie Carlson, a new way of looking at what we put … Continued

Boardroom Blog: Farwell to Sheryl Klein

Carb DM Board Member, Anne Marie Gallagher, will be publishing an occasional series of posts with updates on the work of Carb DM’s Board of Directors. This will be your way to find out more about the work of the Board, its strategic plans for the organization, learn more about the board members, and ways … Continued

Life With a Diabetes Alert Dog – Part 2

Guest Post by Emma Kleck, Carb DM’s Program Assistant. In Part 1, we met Emma and her Diabetes Alert Dog, Fleur. In Part 2, we learn more about Early Alert Canines, the organization that trained Fleur and Emma to be a strongly bonded team. Early Alert Canines was established in 2010, and have been placing … Continued

Life with a Diabetes Alert Dog – Part 1

A Guest Blog By Emma Kleck, Carb DM’s Outgoing Program Assistant I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2001. It’s amazing to think back on the advances in technology; I started my T1D management with a Minimed 507 and a BD meter that took what felt like a tablespoon of blood. Everything on the diabetes market … Continued

Surviving the Teen Year’s with Type 1 – This Mother’s Secret

“I think of the Mother Daughter Weekend as the crown jewel of Carb DM’s programs. It has everything I love about Carb DM: it fosters strong personal connections, it gives people access to excellent speakers and provides plenty of opportunities for peer-to-peer learning.” Read about how Carb DM’s Mother Daughter Weekend came to be in … Continued

Pre-Summit Reflections

Soon after Tia was diagnosed seven years ago we attended a Stanford Diabetes Day in San Jose and the UCSF Symposium in San Francisco. Those events changed our lives in ways I cannot fully articulate. But I know they put us on the path to seizing diabetes. We were introduced to the amazing research that takes … Continued

It’s Been an Exciting Week for One of Our D-Dads

In case you haven’t been following the news from the White House this week, I wanted to share with you that our own Howard Look, Founder, CEO, and President of Tidepool, met with President Obama at the White House this week as part of Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). He participated in a panel discussion … Continued

Love, health and Justin Beiber by Noor Alramahi

This year my Valentine’s Day is bursting with every possible love a girl can dream of. I am blessed with the most amazing parents, who did the impossible to make sure I was always healthy and happy, the best siblings that will always be my ride or die homies, in-laws who became family, friends who … Continued