Celebrating 7 Years of Carb DM, Community, and Connections

On November 12th, Carb DM celebrated its 7th year of service to the Bay Area diabetes community. A strong, supportive T1D community is just as important today as it was seven years ago. Research continues to show that social support is one of the influential and important factors for successfully managing diabetes. At Carb DM’s … Continued

5 Days of Diabetes Challenge

According to Dr. Michael Harris, research shows that the most robust factor relating to morbidity and mortality in any health condition is social support. The level of social support that a person has is one of the number one predictors of progression of disease! Type 1 diabetes can be exhausting, both physically and mentally. Having … Continued

Help bring the Carb DM Holiday Tree to Life

Carb DM is kicking off the holiday season with some exciting news! For the first time ever, we are decorating a Holiday Tree at San Jose’s Christmas in the Park. Thousands of visitors head to Plaza de Cesar Chavez each holiday season to enjoy the lights, exhibits and trees.  One of the most enjoyable parts … Continued

Celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month with Carb DM

November is National Diabetes Month! All month long, individuals, health care professionals, organizations, and communities across the country are working to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. There are many ways to take part, from wearing blue to attending a Wellness Fair at Stanford to spreading the word on social … Continued

Six great uses for Halloween Candy

Congratulations, you’ve made it through Halloween night! You’ve dressed your child in an adorable costume, given her a giant plastic pumpkin, and allowed him or her to run around with a dozen friends in pursuit of candy. You’ve navigated the tricky process of balancing blood sugars on a night filled with highs (excitement and adrenaline) … Continued

All About Basal Rates

You’ve programmed all the necessary data like carb ratios, correction factors, and basal rates into your pump, but now what To help pumpers learn how to get the most out of their pumps, Carb DM hosted a Type 1 Topics event with Dr. Saleh Adi. As Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Director of the Madison … Continued

Why do you OneWalk?

Fall in the Bay Area brings crisp, cool days, chilly nights, turning leaves, pumpkin spice everything… and JDRF OneWalk. Every year the diabetes community comes together in a show of solidarity, raising money for diabetes research, supporting each other, and celebrating the courage of people living with T1D. Join Team Carb DM-Brave Buddies This year … Continued

Advocating for insulin affordability

When Drs. Banting & Best first discovered insulin in the 1920’s, they sold the patent for its discovery to the University of Toronto for only $1. They hoped this would ensure that everyone who needed this life-saving drug would be able to get it. Sadly, almost 100 years later, nothing could be further than the … Continued

Ten T1D Questions for Eric Planzer

A few weeks ago we introduced you to Carb DM’s newest family member, Program Manager Eric Planzer. Eric has had T1D since 1999, so he is more than familiar with the challenges of living with T1D 24/7. He has worked at Bearskin Meadow Camp and JDRF so he also sees how making connections within the … Continued

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