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

I’ve Seen the Future and It Is Bright

Last night I was up until 2 am feeding my daughter low foods and waiting for her blood sugar to go up. It’s something I haven’t done in six weeks and haven’t really missed. Today, of course, I walked around yawning all day wondering how I was going to get through the day. I realized … Continued

TOOSweet Boutique pump pouches and more. By Noor Alramahi

I have to admit when I was asked to review TOOSweet Boutique pump and dexcom pouches I was very apprehensive. I was diagnosed 23 years ago at the age of 5 and never developed an interest in diabetes accessories; I always felt that diabetes was complicated and time consuming as is. I really didn’t want … Continued

Tia’s 7th Dia-Birthday

Today is Tia’s 7th Dia-Birthday. I know some people find it odd that we “mark the occasion” but LinkedIn marks work anniversaries and people celebrate birthdays. Well, diabetes is a full time job Tia never applied for, doesn’t get paid for, and never gets a day off from. She works hard at it every day and … Continued

Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes

How Do You Measure a Year? I always get a little pensive around this time of year. It’s not because I’m reflecting back on the year that was or making resolutions for the year ahead. It’s because January 8th is my daughter, Tia’s, dia-birthday. This will be her 7th. That means she’s spent almost half … Continued

Give the Gift of Carb DM: Eden’s Story

Carb DM’s mission is to build a supportive community that improves the quality of life and health of all those affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). The Carb DM community fosters connections among people with diabetes, their loved ones, and medical professionals, promotes learning, and develops strategies for thriving with type 1 diabetes. Carb DM … Continued