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

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