Sara Seitz

Sara Seitz is a freelance writer specializing in blog, article, and content writing. She has had type 1 diabetes for ten years but has never let it stop her from living the life she wants. Lately, she has been busy figuring out how to manage her diabetes while raising a spirited toddler. Sara enjoys traveling, hiking and experimenting with food as a means to better health. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, daughter and their pack of various pets.
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Tandem Closed Loop Cleared for Pediatric Patients

Tandem’s Control-IQ, an insulin pump that works with Dexcom’s G6 CGM to automatically control blood sugar, has been widely celebrated…

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Antibiotic Use Linked to Higher T1D Heart Disease Risk

Frequent bacterial infections and coronary heart disease are both common complications suffered by those living with type 1 diabetes. The…

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Can Companion Medical Save Medtronic Diabetes?

Since the release of Tandem’s Control IQ earlier this year, Medtronic Diabetes has been floundering in the pump market, losing…

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Metabolic Syndrome Increases Complication Risk In T1Ds

Metabolic syndrome has long been associated with type 2 diabetes and often precedes it. But this complex mix of conditions…

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Is Exercise After Insulin Unsafe?

Exercise and diabetes; two things that should go hand in hand but, more often than not, seem incompatible. Consistent exercise…

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Curing Type 1 Diabetes with an ‘Inverse Vaccine’

Recently, we covered a potential diabetes cure that uses engineered T cells to stop the destruction of beta cells in…

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Lancet Study Confirms Type 1s at Higher Risk for COVID-19 Death

Two months ago, preliminary data out of England appeared to indicate that people with type 1 were at a greatly…

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Unraveling the Genetic Components of Type 1 Diabetes

In the past three years, the number of people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes has increased by 30%, according to…

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Undiagnosed T1D at Increased DKA Risk During Pandemic

Disruption is the New Normal No part of our daily lives seems unaffected by the global coronavirus pandemic — schools…

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Exercising with T1D: The Insulin-Food Balance Challenge

Staying active and consistently working out promotes heart health and weight loss and can have a profound impact on a…

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United Healthcare Reverses Course to Cover Tandem Pumps

On July 1st, United Healthcare announced they will now offer coverage for Tandem’s t:slim X2 insulin pump. This change affects…

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New Ultrafast Insulin Promises Better Post-Meal Numbers

Meal Bolusing Challenges One of the most frustrating and difficult aspects of managing diabetes is meal bolusing. Even when you…

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Supplements & Medications that Raise Your Blood Sugar

Managing type 1 diabetes generally relies on insulin and, occasionally, one or two other medications meant to reduce blood sugar…

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Improved Insulin Patch Could Replace Pumps, CGMs, and MDI

Diabetes management continues to get more complicated with the advancement of tools like AID systems, high-tech pumps, and more accurate…

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Engineered T Cells Show Promise as Effective Preventative for Diabetes

In 2015, Dr. David Rawlings, Director of Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies (bio), published a paper…

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People with Type 1 Spend More on Supplies Than on Insulin

The push for more affordable insulin has finally gained some national attention in recent years. State legislation capping the price…

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Study Reveals Beta Cell Destruction Begins Well Before Diagnosis

For many of us, type 1 diabetes is a disease that materializes out of thin air. One day we feel…

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FDA Support for AID Systems Grows with Backing of New Questionnaires

In 2017, the FDA introduced the Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) program to help better evaluate and regulate decisions surrounding…

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Lower Extremity Amputations Are Most Common in Type 1 Patients

Among the many complications from diabetes, foot and leg amputations may be one of the most widely known to those…

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Best Meal Delivery Services for Your Type 1 Diet 

T1D Friendly Food While there is no one correct way to eat with type 1 diabetes, there are certain factors…

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