Introducing Eric Planzer, Carb DM’s new Program Manager

Carb DM is growing! We are excited to announce the latest member of the Carb DM family, our new Program Manager Eric Planzer. Eric has been a part of the diabetes community since 1999, when he was diagnosed with T1D. He is a proud alumni of DYF’s Bearskin Meadow Camp, first as a camper, and … Continued

Be safe and stylish with Poppy Medical ID

A new school year has begun, and all over the country young adults are headed to college while their parents hold their breath. It’s not always easy to let your child go, particularly when your child has type 1 diabetes. One of the best ways to stay safe in class, on campus, or anywhere is … Continued

Tidepool announces support for the latest Medtronic devices

Exciting news from diabetes data nonprofit Tidepool! After more than a year of hard work, they have added support for even more people in the diabetes community.  Last week they announced full support for Medtronic 630G, 640G, and 670G insulin pumps.  Now users of those pumps will have the opportunity to use Tidepool for the first time! … Continued

10 (diabetes-related) questions for Krystle Samai

Whether it’s a coworker, acquaintance, or just someone you want to get to know a little better; it can be hard to make a connection with people. When both of you have diabetes, though, the connection is already there. You both understand the challenges and joys of acting as a substitute for your pancreas. Your … Continued

Dos and Don’ts for new T1D parents

Your child has type 1 diabetes. With those six words, your whole world has changed. You feel scared, worried, overwhelmed. You’re drowning in an avalanche of information that you can’t begin to process because of all the emotions you’re feeling. Worst of all, you don’t know if it’s ever going to stop. It might not … Continued

Caring for your kidneys

Most people don’t really think about their kidneys, but people with type 1 diabetes need to pay special attention to kidney health. Kidney disease is a common complication of type 1 diabetes. Up to forty percent of patients with type 1 diabetes have some form of kidney disease, but it is possible to prevent or … Continued

10 questions for Krystle Samai

If there’s one person everyone at Carb DM wants to know better, it’s Executive Director Krystle Samai — but where to start? That’s where icebreaker questions come in handy. One of the best sets of questions to help you find out more about another person is James Lipton’s 10 questions. Lipton is dean of the … Continued

Jacob’s diagnosis story

Jacob may be just two years old, but he’s already a hero. A Diabetes Hero. Today we are sharing Jacob’s diagnosis story as told by his mother Jolee. We started noticing that Jacob was peeing through his diapers at night. For a while we just thought maybe we bought defective diapers and started doing double … Continued

10 fun facts about Krystle Samai

It has been over a month since Krystle Samai joined the Carb DM team as Executive Director, and it feels like she has always been a part of the family! If you’ve met Krystle at any of our recent events, you already know how warm and welcoming she is, how she bubbles over with energy … Continued