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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…
What an Ill-Fated Hike Through the Desert Taught Me About Living with T1D

What an Ill-Fated Hike Through the Desert Taught Me About Living with T1D

Busy Getting Ready; Too Busy While dressing for our hike that morning, I caught a glimpse of my insulin pump set. It was only two days old, but already the edges of the tape were grimy and starting to curl.…
How I Fulfilled My Dream of Natural Childbirth Despite My T1D

How I Fulfilled My Dream of Natural Childbirth Despite My T1D

I have never let diabetes dictate my life. I’ve climbed mountains, RVed across foreign countries and traveled all over the globe. So, when it came time to start a family, I had every intention of doing it my way. I…
Study finds ‘no rationale’ to reduce Gluten Intake in High-Risk Children

Study finds ‘no rationale’ to reduce Gluten Intake in High-Risk Children

In an article published in the February issue of Diabetes Care, researchers found no rationale to reduce gluten intake during childhood and adolescence in a population with high T1D risk. This study is part of the continuing output from The…
Are Low Carb Diets Dangerous for T1D?

Are Low Carb Diets Dangerous for T1D?

The Keto Diet is perhaps the hottest trend in eating styles for diabetes and can be effective in losing weight. It is not without controversy, however, because eating a low/no carb diet will induce ketosis in any person. For a…
Carl Armato’s Diabetes Focus at Novant Health

Carl Armato’s Diabetes Focus at Novant Health

We spoke with Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health ― https://www.novanthealth.org/ — about his T1D journey and his new book, A Future with Hope. What is particularly impressive is how he is using the resiliency and empathy he…
Participating in T1D Trials; The Value of Knowing and Helping

Participating in T1D Trials; The Value of Knowing and Helping

We spoke with Tavia Vital, BSN, BA, RN, CDE, who was diagnosed with T1D at age 2½ and is an Outpatient Certified Diabetes Educator, about the experience of her two sons participating in TrialNet, TEDDY, and the Oral Insulin Trial.…
Wave a Wand to Improve T1D Awareness

Wave a Wand to Improve T1D Awareness

We spoke with Sequilla who is 17, lives in Victoria BC, and has had T1D since she was 2½ years old.  Sequilla was featured in a recent newspaper story when she was told by a BC Transit driver on the…
The Complete Diabetes Cookbook

The Complete Diabetes Cookbook

America’s Test Kitchen is passionate about cooking — discovering and sharing why recipes work and why they don’t — to help everyone cook with confidence. They have applied this passion to create a new collection of their best and healthiest…
Gestational DKA in Nepal

Gestational DKA in Nepal

We exchanged email with Basanta.   “My name is Basanta. I am a 32-year-old woman.  I am in Nepal now. I would like to publish my article. “Ten months ago everything was good and I am ready to deliver my…
Yes, Screen your Children for Presymptomatic Diabetes!

Yes, Screen your Children for Presymptomatic Diabetes!

We spoke with Marian Rewers, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine and Executive Director, Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His Autoimmunity Screening for Kids (ASK) program (link) is now screening Colorado…
New T1D book: TESTED

New T1D book: TESTED

Here is a good book for the new year!  It is sure to give you some great ideas on how you can achieve your goals and dreams for 2019. Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with Type 1…
Holiday Tunes with a T1D Spin

Holiday Tunes with a T1D Spin

Our readers are songwriters in the making.
Are CBDs the Future of Pain Relief?

Are CBDs the Future of Pain Relief?

Bonita was born in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and moved often as an ‘Army brat’. She was diagnosed with T1D at age twelve and was a ‘wild imp’ in high school.   ‘I rebelled against my strict Southern Baptist parents.  My…
Public School 504 Solution has National Appeal

Public School 504 Solution has National Appeal

Diabetes care within schools is not great Many schools are underfunded and cannot afford school nurses or use staffing services that result in a high turnover of school nurses, lack of coverage, and lack of training.  This is a particular…
A Mother’s Angst about her T1D Teen Daughter

A Mother’s Angst about her T1D Teen Daughter

Kathleen and Jed have two children. Jeniya was diagnosed with T1D at age eleven and 18 months later Treshawn was diagnosed at age seventeen. Treshawn was a successful high school athlete when diagnosed.  He had a hard time, was in…
New T1D Book: “Blood Sugar in Check”

New T1D Book: “Blood Sugar in Check”

Andrew Lawless has written a new book on how a positive outlook and mindfulness can help you live a better life. Andrew has lived life with Type 1 Diabetes on his own terms – and no signs of long-term complications…
Child with T1D Commits Whole Family to Care

Child with T1D Commits Whole Family to Care

Tommy and Melodie Sevilla share the story of their T1D daughter Gracie’s diagnosis, treatment, and achievement. “Gracie’s leg hurt again.  It happened often. What could a little girl be doing to hurt her leg?  Then she was thirsty and listless.…
You are vulnerable while hospitalized

You are vulnerable while hospitalized

Hospitals often use outdated care practices despite a large body of knowledge about the importance of glycemic management in hospitalized patients, both in intensive care units (ICUs) and in noncritical care settings.  Levels of glycemia directly impact patient outcomes, hospital…
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