Announcing Morning Speakers for the 2017 Bay Area Diabetes Summit

Believe it or not, the 2017 Bay Area Diabetes Summit is less than one month away! We are hard at work putting together a day filled with educational topics, motivating speakers, and networking opportunities for the local diabetes community. To that end, we are excited and proud to announce our lineup of morning speakers:   Will … Continued

Celebrating Fitness, Family and Fun at the Carb DM Fun Run 2017

What better way to get 2017 started than by celebrating fitness, family and fun? Carb DM’s 5k Fun Run 2017 was our first ever, and it was a huge success. The event, held at San Mateo’s Coyote Point Park, brought together over 200 runners and dozens of volunteers from the diabetes community and beyond. The day … Continued

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is just two weeks away, and store shelves around the country are overflowing with presents. If you’re already decided on what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day, make sure you start out at Carb DM’s Amazon Smile store. When you select Carb DM as your organization of choice, every purchase you make from … Continued

5k Fun Run top finishers

Thank you to all the runners, walkers, and volunteers who showed up to celebrate fitness and community at today’s first ever Carb DM 5k Fun Run! The event was a smashing success, with a larger than expected turnout drawing members from the diabetes community and running community. Below are the 5k Fun Run top finishers … Continued

Type 1 Topics recap: Teens and diabetes devices (part 2)

“What were you thinking?!” Did you ever hear this from your parents when you were a teen? Have you ever said it to your kids? Let’s face it, teens can drive parents crazy with reckless behavior. For parents of teens with diabetes, “reckless” takes on new meaning, like failing to test (or report) their blood … Continued

Type 1 Topics recap: Teens and diabetes devices (part 1)

Do you constantly tell your teen to “think about the consequences” or “make a plan”? Do you feel guilty about bribing your teen to send you texts of blood sugar numbers? If you despair of ever making your teen understand the importance of monitoring blood sugar, don’t stress out. The fact is, most teens aren’t ready to be … Continued

Diabetes and Dancing — Riya’s story

When your world is dance, is there room for diabetes?  February first, 2011. To you, this date may not mean anything. But to me, it was the most significant, life-changing day of my life. February first, 2011 was the day I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In one single day, everything in my life … Continued

Everything You Need To Know about our 2017 Fun Run

Did you make a resolution to eat less and exercise more in 2017? You’re not alone. Every year, getting fit and losing weight tops the list of most popular New Year’s Resolutions. Unfortunately, 80% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions give them up by the 2nd week of February! If you made a health or … Continued

Carb DM’s New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Yesterday, we blogged about looking back at everything we’ve done in 2016. Today, we’re looking forward to 2017. Tomorrow we’ll be starting a new year! It’s a chance to let go of the old and embrace the new. It’s a chance to forgive ourselves for past mistakes and move on! The chance to start afresh … Continued

Carb DM: 2016 By the Numbers

New Year’s Eve is coming up, and it’s always a good time to look back and reflect on what happened. 2016 was certainly a crazy year! Much like a typical PWD’s blood sugar readings, it was full of highs and lows. The lows are hard to miss: the escalating conflict in Syria, increasing acts of violence … Continued