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3 Powerful Tips to Lose Weight with Type 1 Diabetes

3 Powerful Tips to Lose Weight with Type 1 Diabetes

Losing weight is hard for the non-diabetic body; adding type 1 diabetes to the challenge of weight-loss can be overwhelming and make the whole thing seem impossible. Nonetheless, losing weight is possible.  Don’t throw in the towel because past efforts…
Living a Longer Sweet Life

Living a Longer Sweet Life

Less than a hundred years ago, being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes was practically a death sentence. Most people lived, on average, a few months, with a few lucky individuals surviving for over a year. Even just a few decades…
Timing Your Highest-Carb Meals to Make Blood Sugar Management Easier

Timing Your Highest-Carb Meals to Make Blood Sugar Management Easier

To live a life without any carbs may work for some, but if it doesn’t work for you…that’s okay.  If the idea of completely giving up bread or apples or brownies doesn’t appeal to you, there’s still a middle ground…
A1c Tip: ‘Good A1c’ is a Relative Term for Type 1 Diabetes

A1c Tip: ‘Good A1c’ is a Relative Term for Type 1 Diabetes

When you live with type 1 diabetes, figuring out exactly what constitutes a good A1C can be tricky. It used to be that any A1C under 8.5 for young children and 7.5 for adolescents was considered “good.” Now, largely due…
Being a Nanny for a T1D Child

Being a Nanny for a T1D Child

Becoming a Nanny About 15 years ago, I was looking for work as a babysitter, to supplement my life as an artist, in Chicago. It can be a challenge to find a good fit for all parties and I was…
Lowering A1c is often an Endo problem

Lowering A1c is often an Endo problem

  We spoke with Liz Meyer, the mom of a growing T1D boy who was diagnosed three years ago. Here is her story.* “I wish lowering A1c wasn’t as big of a problem as it is. I think the problem…
Painful Medicare Journey to get GGM/Pump Coverage

Painful Medicare Journey to get GGM/Pump Coverage

We spoke with Tom Linn an attorney in Colorado who was diagnosed with T1D at age 69, 3 years ago.   This is his story. “My symptoms were classic yet I was first diagnosed as Type 2. My blood glucose never…
Not Just for Juveniles: Understanding the Shift in Diagnosis Age for Type 1 Diabetes

Not Just for Juveniles: Understanding the Shift in Diagnosis Age for Type 1 Diabetes

The first time I went to a local T1D meetup group I was amazed at how many older people were there. I thought to myself, this is great, these people have been living with diabetes for ages. Their wisdom and…
Understanding the Difference Between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Understanding the Difference Between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

Shortly after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was talking to one of my parent’s friends. She was a nurse and had some tips for me concerning my new disease. She told me the most important thing I…
Diabetes Symptoms Go Far Beyond Frequent Bathroom Trips

Diabetes Symptoms Go Far Beyond Frequent Bathroom Trips

I remember the exact date my symptoms started. It was on February 24th. I woke up in the middle of the night smelling smoke. I was so convinced that it wasn’t a dream, that I walked through my entire house…
Using the Insulin Resistance Diet to Help Control Your Type 1 Diabetes

Using the Insulin Resistance Diet to Help Control Your Type 1 Diabetes

Your diet impacts your insulin resistance In my latest article, I talked about the important role insulin resistance can play in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. This issue is usually thought of as a type 2 problem,…
Survive and Thrive during your Perimenopause Challenge

Survive and Thrive during your Perimenopause Challenge

Since becoming a type 1 diabetic (30 yrs ago now) I have been on a mission to maintain a healthy normal lifestyle. Way back then the guidance I received was simply “eat normally and adjust your insulin as needed” This…
Newly Diagnosed and Impressed with T1D Technology

Newly Diagnosed and Impressed with T1D Technology

We spoke with Leika Scott, age 22 and a 2018 graduate of Saint Anselm College Nursing School who self-diagnosed her diabetes in September. “I had the usual symptoms of Diabetes; polyuria (excessive urination) and polydipsia (excessive thirst). I remembered learning…
FDA’s rejection of SGLT for T1D

FDA’s rejection of SGLT for T1D

SGLT2 Development and Method of Action Ever since the first SGLT2 inhibitor (dapagliflozin) was approved by the EU in 2011 and the USA in 2014, it and another nine gliflozin drugs developed since then have been considered for (off-label) use…
Report on Digital Diabetes Congress

Report on Digital Diabetes Congress

This two-day event, on May 14-15, 2019, was first announced on January 18, 2019, with a mobile app contest, whose theme was “increasing healthy engagement for people with diabetes.” There were two categories: New apps (without outcome data) Established apps…
Insulin Resistance and Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin Resistance and Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin resistance isn’t something most type 1 diabetics spend a lot of time dwelling on. And why would they? This is only a problem for type 2 diabetics. Is it only a Type 2 Problem? When I was first diagnosed…
Reader Correspondence

Reader Correspondence

Should I get my son a pump Hello My son Abdo 15 Y old, has DM type 1 since Jan 2018, and he’s got vitiligo from about 3 years ago, his weight is about 43kg, and 163cm long, the types…
Why I Celebrate the Anniversary of My T1D Diagnosis

Why I Celebrate the Anniversary of My T1D Diagnosis

In my house, April 6th is known as Donut Day. It’s considered a true holiday, right up there with Valentine’s and Mother’s Day. The date doesn’t require any special decorations or costumes. Or even gifts. What it does require is…
MyGrams Simplifies Carb Counting

MyGrams Simplifies Carb Counting

We spoke with Daniel Blumer, CEO of MyGrams — https://www.mygrams.com/ — about his food scale smartphone case and app.   “I was diagnosed with T1D at 20 years,” said Daniel Blumer, CEO. “Even though you learn over time how many…
T1D and the First Years of Motherhood

T1D and the First Years of Motherhood

Two years ago, I began what I thought would be the toughest challenge of my life: pregnancy with type 1 diabetes. I was so focused on staying healthy and keeping my sugars in line while growing a tiny human inside…
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