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Exercising with T1D: The Insulin-Food Balance Challenge

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 person’s insulin resistance, which can help reduce prescription costs and make blood sugar management much more straightforward. But exercise comes…
People with Type 1 Spend More on Supplies Than on Insulin

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 of insulin has been passed in eight states while numerous bills focused on reducing insulin costs have been introduced in…
Lower Extremity Amputations Are Most Common in Type 1 Patients

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 outside of the diabetes community. But, until very recently, the actual rates of amputation among people with type 1 versus…
Best Meal Delivery Services for Your Type 1 Diet 

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 that make a meal T1D-friendly or not. Being able to easily count or discern the number of carbs is important,…
10 Health Conditions Common in People with Type 1 Diabetes

10 Health Conditions Common in People with Type 1 Diabetes

As a person living with type 1 diabetes, you are probably well aware of the many secondary complications that can accompany this disease. Things like retinopathy, kidney disease, and neuropathy are all common problems faced by those with poorly controlled…
High Covid-19 Death Rates Explained

High Covid-19 Death Rates Explained

Even in the earliest days of the coronavirus pandemic, it was well-known amongst the medical and scientific communities that diabetic patients appeared to be at a higher risk for hospitalization and death compared to the general population. However, the specifics…
Ketones Role in False Positives on Breath Alcohol Tests

Ketones Role in False Positives on Breath Alcohol Tests

Alcohol is a complicated subject when it comes to type 1 and type 2 diabetes — especially for those who take insulin and other medications capable of causing hypoglycemia.  While low blood sugar has been known to be mistaken for…
Designing a Great Prefilled Insulin Syringe Case

Designing a Great Prefilled Insulin Syringe Case

In the past few decades, we have seen huge advancements in the methods available to inject insulin. Today, plenty of patients utilize an insulin pump or a tubeless insulin reservoir for this purpose. Many more turn to insulin pens as…
Diabetes & Coronavirus: How to Boost Your Immune System

Diabetes & Coronavirus: How to Boost Your Immune System

For so many, the threat of the fast-spreading coronavirus is all-consuming. For people living with diabetes, that threat seems even more real. While current evidence suggests that type 1 diabetics are at no higher risk for contracting or suffering complications…
Stressed by COVID Isolation? Tips to Keep Anxiety & Blood Sugars in Check

Stressed by COVID Isolation? Tips to Keep Anxiety & Blood Sugars in Check

No matter where you are in the world, everyone’s life has been changed by the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you are on the front lines working to help keep communities safe or locked up inside staying safe, we are all feeling…
8 Ways T1D Can Change Your Life for the Better

8 Ways T1D Can Change Your Life for the Better

There are few things quite as life-altering as receiving a type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Not only does it alter how you live your life day-to-day, but it forces upon you a host of physical and emotional symptoms that few people…
Carb Quality vs. Carb Quantity: Which is Healthiest?

Carb Quality vs. Carb Quantity: Which is Healthiest?

With the promotion of many carb-restrictive diets today, it’s important to fully understand that simply counting and limiting carbs isn’t the only goal. Recent research from the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal, published by Harvard, continues to prove that the quality…
Coronavirus and T1D: What You Need to Know and How to Prepare

Coronavirus and T1D: What You Need to Know and How to Prepare

As news continues to grow concerning the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, it can be hard not to worry about your own safety. This is especially true if you are a person living with type 1 diabetes and are…
Newly Diagnosed: 10 Diabetes Truths Veteran T1Ds Want You to Know

Newly Diagnosed: 10 Diabetes Truths Veteran T1Ds Want You to Know

There is so much to learn when you are first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The sheer amount of information is so overwhelming that it can be impossible to look past it and come to terms with the fact that…
The Female Orgasm & Your Diabetes

The Female Orgasm & Your Diabetes

While the internet is overloaded with articles on the potential effects diabetes can have on a man’s sexual health, there are very few studies looking closely at the sexual health of women with diabetes. The reality is that diabetes —…
Newly Diagnosed: How to Approach Exercise and Activity

Newly Diagnosed: How to Approach Exercise and Activity

As a person with type 1 diabetes, exercising and staying active is important to increase your insulin sensitivity and decrease your risk for cardiovascular complications. But if you’ve just recently been diagnosed, fear about how your blood sugars might react…
Milk: These Options Are Better for You Than Cow’s Milk

Milk: These Options Are Better for You Than Cow’s Milk

If you have any type of diabetes, there’s really no reason to be drinking cow’s milk on a daily basis.  Simply put, cow’s milk contains about 10 more grams of sugar per 8 ounces than the best-unsweetened alternatives. Let’s take…
The Problem with Breakfast Cereal if You Have Diabetes

The Problem with Breakfast Cereal if You Have Diabetes

The simple fact is: not all carbs are created equal. And this is painfully true when it comes to cereal. If you ate 30 grams of carbohydrate from a sweet potato compared to 30 grams of carbohydrate from the bowl…
Why Diabetes Increases Your Risk of Yeast Infections

Why Diabetes Increases Your Risk of Yeast Infections

What is a yeast infection? Also referred to as “vulvovaginal candidiasis,” a vaginal yeast infection is essentially an overgrowth of yeast, according to the Office of Women’s Health. While your vagina does need some yeast to maintain a healthy environment,…
How to Break Your Habit of Negative Thinking Patterns

How to Break Your Habit of Negative Thinking Patterns

If you live with a non-stop disease like diabetes that requires constant health-related choices and effort, the habits of your thinking can have a big impact.  In fact, many argue that your thoughts are the first and most important factor…
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