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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…
How Drinking Plenty of Water Improves Your Diabetes Health

How Drinking Plenty of Water Improves Your Diabetes Health

An alarming number of Americans are “perpetually dehydrated” according to the Institute of Medicine. And if you’re one of them, chances are that dehydration is affecting your blood sugars and other more subtle aspects critical to your daily health. Water…
Diabetic Ketoacidosis vs. Nutritional Ketosis?

Diabetic Ketoacidosis vs. Nutritional Ketosis?

What’s the difference between diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) vs. nutritional ketosis? It’s actually quite simple: one is life-threatening and the other is not. With ketones becoming a very trendy word across mainstream media and mainstream dieting, it’s easy to confuse the…
The T1 Female Heart: Managing Your Heart Disease

The T1 Female Heart: Managing Your Heart Disease

If you are living with heart disease, know that you are not alone. Over 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of heart disease. That is just over 12% of the adult population.  And if you are also…
The T1 Female Heart: Avoiding Heart Disease in Your Life

The T1 Female Heart: Avoiding Heart Disease in Your Life

Women living with type 1 diabetes have a five times greater risk for heart failure than nondiabetic women. This excess risk appears to be from a combination of factors, including the damage caused by type 1 diabetes and circumstances that…
The T1 Female Heart: Why Women’s Hearts Are at Greater Risk

The T1 Female Heart: Why Women’s Hearts Are at Greater Risk

As a whole, people living with type 1 diabetes experience heart disease far more than even those suffering from type 2 diabetes. This is true despite the fact that type 2 is a condition associated with all the major risk…
DiabetesSisters: Women Supporting Women with Diabetes

DiabetesSisters: Women Supporting Women with Diabetes

Everyone living with diabetes faces challenges. But women with diabetes are especially cursed with some unique obstacles. First and foremost, there are hormones.  These pesky chemicals influence blood sugars in ways that are often unpredictable. And, because they change throughout…
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