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

Meet Diabetes Hero Noor

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 our Community … Continued

Meet Diabetes Hero Brandon

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 Brandon Arbiter. Diagnosed … Continued

Meet Diabetes Hero Eli

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 11 year-old Eli King. Eli loves … Continued

Meet Diabetes Hero Shiraz

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 15 year-old Shiraz … Continued

Meet Diabetes Hero Deanna

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 10 year-old Deanna Cooney. … Continued

Be a Diabetes Hero

Heroes don’t need to fly around in a cape. They don’t need to be famous or important. A hero can be someone who inspires others with their courage and dedication. A hero can be someone who makes people’s lives better. There’s no shortage of heroes in the diabetes community. From researchers who work to save … Continued