Meet our volunteers: Tony Steuer

Carb DM would not be the community that it is without the hard work and support of our volunteers. Many of our 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 plan, … Continued

Carb DM member Avery joins JDRF Children’s Congress 2017

School is back in session, and kids everywhere are sharing what they did over the summer. Most stories involve summer camp, pool or beach time, visiting relatives, and family vacations. Not many kids can say they attended a Senate Hearing and met with lawmakers — but that’s exactly what Carb DM member Avery Reller did. She … Continued

Ten essential items for your (T1D) college packing list

School is back in session, and all across the country college students are moving into their dorms. In many cases they’ll be spending several months away from home, too far away for parents to come and help. To prepare, parents and their kids are armed with packing lists a mile long. If you’re a college … Continued

Text messaging helps teens maintain A1C levels

AD Being a teen with T1D can be challenging. Like their non-T1D peers, they are transitioning to becoming fully-independent adults. Unlike their peers, they must also learn to manage their diabetes on their own. As any T1D adult or parent of a child with T1D knows, managing diabetes takes a lot of work. Teens may think … Continued

Glucagon-blocking drug reduces insulin requirements

When people think of diabetes, they inevitably think of the hormone insulin, but at this year’s 77th ADA Scientific Sessions, one of the most exciting developments involved insulin’s “sister” hormone glucagon. Researchers from University of California San Diego released the results of a study showing the glucagon-blocking drug REMD-477 can lower the amount of insulin … Continued

Know your child’s rights at school

Summer is almost over and a new school year is about to begin. Those long, lazy days may be ending, but for schoolkids with diabetes, one thing doesn’t end: diabetes care. Diabetes never skips a day of school, so parents need to make sure their child is getting the proper diabetes care throughout the school day. … Continued

Meet Our Volunteers: Michelle Luedtke

Carb DM would not be the community that it is without the hard work and support of our volunteers. Many of our 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 plan, set … Continued

Caring for mental health at every age and stage

When you have type 1 diabetes, you deal with highs and lows on a daily basis. With so many things to keep track of, it’s easy to forget that highs and lows aren’t just physical. Diabetes also takes a toll on mental health. People with diabetes can experience guilt, shame or burnout. Some issues, such … Continued

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