Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Smith holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a registered and licensed dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and certified trainer on most makes/models of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems. She has lived with Type 1 diabetes since she was a child,and thus has first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day events that affect diabetes management.
Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Here are the Common Type 1-Related Digestive Issues

A certified diabetes educators lists the conditions and how to treat or prevent them.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Advice on Type 1 Diabetes and Retrograde Ejaculation

A certified diabetes educator discusses why this condition occurs more frequently in the diabetes population.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

How to Exercise on Insulin Therapy: The Basics

A certified diabetes educator provides an overview of how to adjust your insulin dosage to exercise.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

What if a Teen with Type 1 Isn’t Taking Diabetes Seriously?

A certified diabetes educator provides suggestions for how to get self-care back on track during the important transition years.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

What to do if your insulin pump isn’t working

A certified diabetes educator provides a step-by-step guide.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Non-Diabetes Drugs and Supplements That Affect Glucose Levels

A certified diabetes educator provides a list, and what to do to prevent a blood sugar swing caused by a…

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

How Not to Run Out of Insulin

A certified diabetes educator provides a guide for staying on top of your insulin needs.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

What to Do if You Run Out of Insulin

A certified diabetes educator provides a step-by-step guide.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Why People with Type 1 Should Take Care of Their Teeth

A certified diabetes educator discusses why diabetes ups the risk of periodontal disease.

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A Guide for Blood Sugar Management When Travelling Across Time Zones

A certified diabetes educator provides 13 tips.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Why Children with Type 1 Might Lie About Blood Sugar Readings

A certified diabetes educator provides suggestions for what to do about it.

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Diabetes Complications – What You Need to Know

A certified diabetes educator describes common conditions, how to treat them, and how to avoid them.

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7 Steps to Take Before Starting Insulin Pump Therapy

A certified diabetes educator provides a step-by-step process.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

How to Avoid Overcorrecting for a Low

A certified diabetes educator shares tips for avoiding a blood sugar rollercoaster. Sadly, it doesn’t involve ice cream.

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Living with Type 1 Diabetes

7 Tips to Set Boundaries With Others About Your Diabetes

A certified diabetes educator shares what works when others give advice you don’t need.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Infusion Set Rotation is a Really Good Idea

A certified diabetes educator shares a system to help pump users avoid a lot of scar tissue.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

How to Get Approved for Pump Therapy

A certified diabetes educator provides a step-by-step process for getting fitted with an insulin pump.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

Can I Use the Back-of-the-Fridge Insulin?

A certified diabetes educator weighs in on the wisdom of using a forgotten vial of insulin.

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Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

“Help! There’s a Lump Where I Inject Insulin”

It might be a sign of lipohypertrophy, a condition that affects insulin absorption.

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5 Reasons People Ditch the Pump

We hear a lot about the pros of insulin pump therapy. A diabetes educator shares some of the cons.

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