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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Easy, Affordable Tool to Improve Site Rotation

We spoke with Amir Farzam, CEO of MontMed (website) about SiteSmart, a new color-based site rotation system for insulin pen…

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Insulin Pumps May Be Ticket to Better Cholesterol

Type 1 diabetics are at an increased rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with an estimated 44% of adult T1Ds dying…

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Adventures in T1D: Summiting Your Fears

When I was in college, a coworker and I began planning for the ultimate hike. We wanted to climb Longs…

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Big Picture Priority — Reduce your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

As a diabetic, you make a thousand tiny decisions every day in the name of maintaining healthy, stable blood sugars.…

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Closed-Loop System Shows Promise for Improving Diabetes Outcomes

A new study looking at the efficacy of closed-loop pump systems was recently published in The New England Journal of…

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Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Need More Support To Achieve Goals

For years, qualitative studies looking into the inherent challenges of achieving diabetes management goals have focused on children and adolescents.…

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Adventures in T1D: How to Camp With Diabetes

Lifting the Shadow When you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it’s hard not to feel like a shadow has…

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Adventures in T1D: How to Travel With Diabetes

I have always loved to travel, whether it’s a road trip or a few weeks in a foreign country, I…

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Adventures in T1D: How to Hike With Diabetes

When a trip to the grocery store means packing an extra bag just in case you get a low or…

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New Study Reveals Importance of CGMs in Diabetes Management

A recent study published in Diabetes Care compared the A1Cs and time-in-range of people who used finger pricks to test…

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My Story

Diabetic for 72 Years: How Community Helped Pat McAlister Beat the Odds

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the 40s meant you probably weren’t going to live a full life. In…

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Is Medtronic’s Partnership With CDPHP Improving Diabetes Management?

Medtronic, one of the largest medical tech companies in the world, recently announced a partnership with Capital District Physicians’ Health…

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Anxiety, Anger, and Depression: The Overlooked Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar

Unexpected Anxiety I was sitting at my desk scrambling to get a project done before the end of the day.…

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The Future of Healthcare: What’s Best for the Diabetic Community?

It’s no secret that healthcare is a major priority for many voters in the upcoming 2020 elections. And for the…

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Treatment

12 Hours Without Insulin Because of a Flaw in My Pump

It seems counter-intuitive that the more of a constant something is in your life, the easier it is to forget.…

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How to Safely Take a Vacation From Your Diabetes

When you live with a life-altering condition for months, years, or decades with no cure in sight, it can be…

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Why I Don’t Use Auto Mode on My MiniMed 670g

When Medtronic first announced they were launching a hybrid closed loop pump system, I was ecstatic. After all, not only…

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Glucose SOS: More Than Just a Hypoglycemia Treatment

Like many diabetics, my diet has changed significantly since my diagnosis. I do my best to select foods that will…

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Diabetes Sick Day Management: 5 Things You Should Do

No one wants to think about being sick. But if you have type 1 diabetes, planning ahead for your sick…

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Side-by-Side Comparison Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

If you’ve ever been less than clear on the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, you aren’t alone.…

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