What’s next for health insurance

Today’s guest blogger, Anthony Steuer, is an insurance literacy advocate. His previous guest post on the Carb DM blog introduces the community to his petition on Change.org, Fair Health Insurance for All. In the petition, Anthony expresses his concerns and possible solutions to affordable healthcare to Sen. Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor … Continued

10 Life Lessons from the Diabetic Diva

Naomi Kingery Ruperto grew up in Bangalore, India, the child of missionaries who work with people with disabilities. When she was 12 years old, she joined her brother and sister at a boarding school 6 hours away from their parents. She spent her first two weeks of school sick, thirsty, and throwing up as many … Continued

Meet Our Volunteers: Marion Beach

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

Mother Daughter Panel 2017: Drinking, driving, dating, and more

  The mother daughter panel is always a highlight of Mother Daughter Weekend. It’s great to see moms and their grown T1D daughters interact with each other as they reflect on the teen years. Moderator Theresa Klaasen and panelists Svati Narula, her mom Elna Narula, Lia Noguchi, Jaqcueline Babel, and her mother Phaedra Babel are living proof that … Continued

Mother Daughter Panel 2017: Teen girls and T1D

  The teenage years are full of highs and lows — and that’s before you consider diabetes! Parents of T1D teens deal with a host of issues beyond the normal teen angst. Body image, independence, and fitting in take on a whole new dimension when blood sugars, carbs, and insulin must be monitored all day, … Continued

Meet Our Volunteers: Jonathan Tijerina

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

Type 1 Topics: T1D and Traveling with Brandon Arbiter

Vacation season is finally here! When you have diabetes, planning for vacations involves a bit more than throwing a swimsuit and toothbrush into a bag.  Whether you’re hitting the road for a weekend getaway or flying halfway around the world, you’ll need some extra planning to make sure diabetes doesn’t get in the way of … Continued

Support Team Carb DM at the Silicon Valley Tour de Cure

ADA’s Silicon Valley Tour de Cure is less than one week away! On Saturday, June 11, riders from all across the Bay Area will be strapping up to raise funds and awareness for the American Diabetes Association.  As in past year, the Carb DM community has rallied and formed a team that will ride in … Continued

Surviving Summer with T1D: Our 2017 Guide

Summertime has arrived! After all the cold, rainy weather we’ve been having, we’re all set to enjoy those picnic lunches, days at the park, and weekends on the road. Unlike our kids, however, diabetes never takes a summer vacation. Never fear! We’ve got resources galore to help you plan for all of your summer adventures: … Continued