• SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Making Sense of the Glycemic Index
    Type 1 Diabetes amylin conference diabetes events DiabetesSisters GLP-1 glycemic index (GI) insulin Weekend for Women ConferenceMid-October, I went to the DiabetesSisters Weekend for Women conference Alexandria, Virginia. See my disclaimer at the end.) One of the outstanding presentations I attended was Thriveabetes 2016 speaker Gary Scheiner’s presentation on “Making use of the Glycemic Index.”
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Speech Recognition Software Improves Bolus Calculation, Another Study Suggests
    The study, which was published on January 8, 2018 in the Journal of Diabetes , was conducted by Dr. Piotr Foltynski of the Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering at the Polish Academy of Sciences. The researchers explained that many individuals living with diabetes do not modify meal boluses based on the amount or composition of food products in each meal. The sample group included 54 patients with Type 1 diabetes using insulin pump therapy.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Genetic study identifies six new gene regions associated with type 1 diabetes in children
    A recent study conducted by the TEDDY international research team has identified six novel gene regions in children who are at risk of type 1 diabetes. The polymorphisms were found in young people who already had type 1 diabetes as well as those in the pre-clinical stage of the disease; who have started making antibodies against insulin producing b-cells but have not yet developed the condition
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] What if Diabetes Care Providers Still Made House Calls?
    Think back to the first days and weeks after a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. What if you could have brought a nurse or diabetes educator home with you? In the late 1920s, the “ Wandering Diabetic Nurse ,” the ancestor of the Certified Diabetes Educator, helped families to get started. According to the American Journal of Nursing , the first “Wandering Diabetic Nurse” was Lovilla E. Want more Type 1 news?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] What to Do When You Get Sick
    Sick days aren’t fun, especially for people with diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) influenza (flu) insulin Lantus low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) real people sick sick days WebMDConsult with your physician for specific medical advice before making treatment decisions if you do get sick.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Increase Your Vitality in Winter
    Get Moving Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes burnout insulin prana winter yogaSo I’ve been here in the U.S. now for nearly three months and boy is it freezing. I love romping around in the snow, but I’m not loving how the colder weather affects my blood glucose (BG) levels. I’ve been trying to get my basal dose just right but it’s tricky. Some days I’m super […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] The Role of Peer Support in Youth Type 1 Diabetes Management
    In a recent study, researchers sought to look into youths with type 1 diabetes and how positive and negative peer variables might influence diabetes outcomes over the course of a year. Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes A1c diabetes distress peer support teens with diabetes young adults with diabetesWe know that children value and expand the importance they put on peer relationships as they grow older.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Diabetes Canada closing some summer camps in New Brunswick, P.E.I. and Ottawa
    Diabetes Canada is closing its summer camps for children with Type 1 diabetes in New Brunswick and P.E.I. and moving them to Nova Scotia. This is probably the most difficult and challenging thing I've ever had to do," Andrew Young, vice president of programs and services, said in an interview from his office in Toronto
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Diabetes Inktrospectives: Jeanette’s Centaur
    By Jeanette Mendoza What made you decide to get a diabetic themed tattoo? Type 1 diabetes entered my life when I was 8 years old, and it’s fair to say that I don’t quite remember life without diabetes. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Diabetes Inktrospectives insulin insulin pumps tattoosI wanted a tattoo that symbolized my life and the way it should be lived: fearless, unstoppable, and […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Canadian researchers test new stem-cell therapy for diabetes
    A Vancouver man with Type 1 diabetes is the first Canadian to receive an experimental stem-cell therapy aimed at restoring the body's ability to produce insulin, researchers at the University of British Columbia announced Tuesday. Last month, the patient had three wafer-thin packets of stem cells implanted under the skin of his abdomen, each about half the size of a business card
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Facebook Live Q&A with the Juicebox Podcast
    Scott gives his advice and speaks from his own experience dealing with diabetes. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes advice conversations podcastScott, the host of the Juicebox Podcast, recently hopped online to do a Facebook Live session to take questions from listeners. Listen to this episode to listen to the wide variety of questions and answers. Listen Now.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] The Link Between Depression and Severe High and Low Blood Sugars
    In a recent study, researchers stated that severe high and low blood sugar levels are “serious complications of type 1 diabetes (T1D)”, and said that the relationship between depression and extreme blood sugars hasn’t been studied much in those with type 1 diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Making Hopes and Dreams Come True
    By Cazzy Magennis Most days it can feel like diabetes is holding us back. We can feel exhausted, frustrated at the numbers that appear on our blood glucose monitors, and angry at the dilemma that is diabetes. I used to be the type of person that hid my diabetes. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes dreams inspiration traveling with diabetes
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Living With Diabetes in Honduras
    I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1989 at two years of age. It was very scary for my whole family, since at that time, very little was known about diabetes. But there are still many challenges of living with Type 1 diabetes in this country. Living with diabetes is kind of like living with HIV years ago. Many still think people have acquired diabetes from eating too much sugar, even after I tell them my age of diagnosis.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Diabetes Tech on the Horizon – New Insulin Delivery Systems Coming in 2018
    By Maeve Serino and Adam Brown Learn about what’s new and what’s coming soon in Smart Pens, automated insulin delivery, pumps, and more Diabetes technology moves fast, so to help you keep track, we’ve rounded up some of the latest offerings – […]. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Ideal Treatments for Hypoglycemia and Some Alternatives
    Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution book states: “Glucose, the sugar of blood sugar, does not have to be digested or converted in the liver to anything […]. Food Type 1 Diabetes fast-acting glucose glucose low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia There is no denying that pure glucose or dextrose (the crystalline form of glucose) is by far the fastest and most accurate way to treat a low blood sugar level.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Changes in type 1 diabetes health indicators from high school to college.
    Evaluate trajectories of type 1 diabetes health indicators from high school through the first year of college. Seventy-four students with type 1 diabetes who maintained pediatric endocrinology care during the first year of college
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] A Positive Approach to Treating Diabetes
    Getting a diagnosis of diabetes can be pretty depressing. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c Bright Spots and Landmines Book positive thinking Riva Greenberg The Flourishing Treatment ApproachThen we’re usually given a lot of admonitions about things we can’t do. Don’t eat this. Don’t eat that. Don’t eat too much of anything. Don’t drive without testing first.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Hydration & Gratitude = Simple Self-Love Practices
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes acceptance Diabetes Dominator challenge hydration self-care waterThis challenge focuses on the incredible importance of drinking enough water on a consistent basis, but also on how consciously choosing to live in a state of gratitude helps us to kick negative feelings to the curb. Challenge Action Items Get a reusable water bottle so you can measure the amount of water you are […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] The Surprising Reason You Feel Awful When You’re Sick
    Regular illnesses can definitely affect blood sugar and diabetes management. Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes autoimmune disease illness real people sick TED-Ed and TEDx videos videoBeing “real people sick.” ” Ugh! Is there a reason why we can feel so terrible? In this TED-Ed video “The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick,” Marco A. Sotomayor explains what’s actually making you feel sick.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] 6 Ways to Resist Carb Heavy Comfort Foods This Winter
    But those of us who are diabetic need to watch our carb intake and resist giving in to carb-laden temptation too much. Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes carbohydrate counting food choices google high-carb food low-carb low-carb diet winter zoodlesIt’s cold outside. The perfect weather for warm, filling soups and stews, hot chocolate, and other carb-heavy comfort foods.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Artificial Pancreas Withstands Rigorous Exercise in Small Trial
    Another recent study provides more hope that the technology will radically transform diabetes management in the near future—that is, for those who can afford it. teenagers with Type 1 diabetes who used either the artificial pancreas or an open-loop system (traditional pump) while engaging in a five-day ski camp. Breton may be referring to the fact that many individuals with Type 1 diabetes avoid strenuous exercise out of fear of its impact on blood glucose levels.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] 10 Ways to Support Your Loved One With Diabetes
    Dr. Bill Polonsky, founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, offers these tips on how best to support someone you care about who […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes exercise family of person with diabetes loved ones supportBy Dr. Bill Polonsky We mean well. We really do. We only want the best for our loved ones, but sometimes we unintentionally say or do the wrong thing when we’re trying to help.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] New study reveals adverse impact of both type 2 and type 1 diabetes on pregnancy outcomes
    A new study published in Diabetologia reveals that both type 2 and type 1 diabetes are associated with complications during pregnancy including stillbirths and emergency Caesarean sections, as well as increasing the risk of infant mortality.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Feeling Connected to Others with Diabetes
    When I started this blog two and a half years ago, I had no connection to diabetes in my own life. I didn’t think that there was anything out there on the interwebs about diabetes, aside from the medical jargon. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes blogs diabetes burnout diabetes community Diabetes Online Community (DOC) mental health
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Painting for a Cure
    “There’s always room for art~ it’s what I do…” These words belong to Amber Hall, a Florida teen with Type 1 diabetes who has found a novel way to raise money for diabetes research. She’s painting to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Hall chose JDRF because of the organization’s efforts to increase awareness of and fund research for Type 1 diabetes. And they’re working to find a cure for diabetes; that’s a plus.”.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] 4 Ways to Get Forty (or More) Winks
    That’s not uncommon among people living with diabetes… if you consider all the time diabetes tasks require of us, it’s a wonder we get any sleep at all. Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes burnout exercise sleepI’ve been feeling tired lately. Like really, really tired.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] I’m Pumped About My New t:slim Pump
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes devices Dexcom insulin insulin pumps Medtronic Medtronic 530G product review Tandem Tandem t:slim X2 Four years ago, I got my first insulin pump, the Medtronic 530G. After four years, your pump goes out of warranty. At that time, you’re able to upgrade through insurance. So, back in July, I began the process of getting my new pump even though I wasn’t out of warranty until December. (Of Of course, […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Opening Yourself to the World With T1D
    As a person who has managed Type 1 diabetes for 14 years as of this January, I know as well as most long-term managers that being open to others and to the external world while caring for this chronic condition can be tough. Managing diabetes becomes the priority, while other life fillers and experiences assume second-rank. Because of its burdensome daily rituals, Type 1 diabetes can be very isolating, easily leading to depression, anxiety, or increased stress.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Coming to Grips with Another Diabetes Complication
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes 670G diabetes complications gastroparesis GERD google heartburn hiatal hernia MedtronicIn May, I was sitting at home, working away, when suddenly my heart started racing. My chest hurt, my shoulder hurt, my neck felt as if someone was squeezing it. I was trying not to panic because I knew it would just make things worse. Frantically, I searched for the symptoms of heart attacks in […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Diabetes Dominator Musical Motivation Challenge + Group Coaching
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes challenge Diabetes Dominator challenge goals music self-careHappy New Year! Now is a great time to practice self-love and self-care by choosing one attainable goal that you know you can reach in the next 3 months, versus choosing many large goals that are too massive to reach in 90 days which is a major form of self-sabotage! In this short video, we […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Medtronic Minimed 670G System Review
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes 630G 670G continuous glucose monitor (CGM) devices diabetes device review insulin insulin pumps Medtronic medtronic 670g U.S. After months of waiting, I finally received the world’s first hybrid closed loop system, the Minimed 670G system.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Ask Joslin: Lumps Near Injection Sites
    Lipohypertrophy is more common in people with type 1 diabetes than those with type 2, though researchers are still unsure exactly why. Lipohypertrophy itself is not life threatening, but it can make diabetes disease management more difficult. I have weird lumps near my injection sites. What are they? The condition is called lipohypertrophy , which is an abnormal accumulation of fat beneath the skin.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Deanna Paolantonio: Being Active with Diabetes
    Deanna Paolantonio had just completed a master’s degree in dance when she became tired and “super thirsty,” eventually leading to her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes. Deanna had to figure out how to make diabetes fit into her life of dance and fitness. Get Moving Type 1 Diabetes dance diagnosis exercise podcast zumba
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Gene therapy offers long-term treatment for mice with diabetes
    The newly resurgent field of gene therapy, which recently produced treatments for blood cancers and blindness, has taken a step toward fighting a scourge that is on the rise worldwide: diabetes. In research reported last week in the journal Cell Stem Cell, scientists showed that a single infusion of a virus containing two handpicked genes restored normal blood sugar levels in mice with Type 1 diabetes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] What Helped You Accept Diabetes and Take Action?
    For many people with diabetes, acceptance takes time but it’s crucial to accept at some point because it leads to the actions that allow us to manage this condition well and do what is necessary. So we’d like to ask you, what helped you accept your diabetes and take the action necessary to manage it? […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes acceptance coping with diabetes denial about diabetes diabetes motivation
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Thriving With Type 1 Diabetes
    By Meghan Higgins Five years ago I didn’t actually think I would be thriving with diabetes. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes acceptance diabetes emotions diabetes journey diabetes management diagnosis emotional baggage exercise inspiration insulin insulin pumps JDRFMaybe right when I was diagnosed, but only because I saw people like Halle Berry and Nick Jonas and thought, “If these celebrities can manage it, I can definitely do it.”
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Dear Slate: The Real Cultural “Myth” of Insulin’s Discovery is the Overstated Effects of the Drug
    As the Editor of Insulin Nation and the mother of a young child with Type 1 diabetes, I was very encouraged to come across Slate’s short documentary on “Dr. This makes the publication’s second story on diabetes in a two-week period. (At The tagline for the documentary is this: “A hundred years ago, a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes meant certain death for children. It does not and cannot reverse the disease for those with Type 1.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Should I Rely on Loved Ones for Diabetes Support?
    By Adam Brown How do I talk to family and friends about diabetes? Are loved ones a “diabetes bright spot” or “diabetes police”? Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes communication exercise family of person with diabetes friends supportThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. Is this MY burden to bear?
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Diabetes: Can gene therapy normalize blood glucose levels?
    Researchers may have just found a way to restore normal blood glucose levels in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes, which could prove to be a promising solution for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in the future. Researchers have developed a gene therapy that restores normal blood glucose levels in diabetes by reprogramming alpha cells in the pancreas into insulin-producing beta cells
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Living with Diabetes: Yenda man shares his story after winning Kellion Medal
    GOOD LIFE: yenda's Lance Brissenden says routine and regular exercise is crucial is managing a life with Type 1 diabetes. PHOTO: Anthony Stipo
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Type 1 diabetes in older adults: Comparing treatments and chronic.
    Type 1 diabetes in older adults: Comparing treatments and chronic complications in the United States T1D Exchange and the German/Austrian DPV registries. To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Optimal Use of Diabetes Devices: Clinician Perspectives on Barriers and Adherence to Device Use.
    Insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors can improve glycemic control for individuals with type 1 diabetes. Device uptake rates continue to show room for improvement, and consistent adherence is needed to achieve better outcomes
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Traveling Around the World with Type 1 Diabetes (and All That Means)
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar management Dexcom International Diabetes Federation (IDF) massage traveling with diabetesI left the States November 11th, a week after my father died. I’m writing this on December 13th from Sydney, Australia. I’m realizing a few things during this past month of travel: This is a great distraction from now only having one parent.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Meal Planning and Prepping for Diabetes
    Planning and preparing are two actions that people living with diabetes are used to taking in order to live their life as uninterrupted by the disease as possible. Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes carbohydrate counting cooking diet insulin low-carb diet meal planning meal prep
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] 5 Diabetes Management Strategies to Add to Your New Year’s Resolutions
    We all know we can improve our diabetes management in some way so let’s break down exactly what to do to be more proactive about our health and diabetes. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar Dexcom diabetes management exercise freestyle goals insulin JDRF libre New Year's resolutions support2017 just came to a close and it’s time to start planning your self and health improvements for 2018.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Newly Diagnosed T1D in Your Family? A Letter for You!
    If the diagnosis of diabetes has entered your household and you feel as if the world has completely come undone, I would like to share a little of a journey that is now just over 25 years long. Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis family of person with diabetes letter supportDear Newly Diagnosed Family with T1D, Welcome. I’m sorry, but welcome.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Study Looks at Link Between Asthma and Type 1 Diabetes
    Finnish researchers acknowledged that the associations between asthma and type 1 diabetes are still unclear so they conducted a study to look more into the link between these two immune-mediated conditions. News Type 1 Diabetes asthma autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes study
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Do “Free Foods” Really Exist?
    To those of us with diabetes, we know that free foods are items we can consume without a bolus of insulin or elevated blood glucose levels. Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar level food choices free food insulin low-carb dietTo a person with a normally functioning pancreas, “free food” is just food they didn’t have to pay for to enjoy.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Most D-Parents Underestimate Child’s Quality of Life, According to Study
    Good news for parents of children with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes: you may be underestimating your child’s health-related quality of life. In a 2016 SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study , researchers found significant discrepancies between youth and parent ratings of Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL). based study included 3,402 participants with Type 1 between ages 5-18 and 353 participants with Type 2 between the ages 8-18, in addition to their parents.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Autoimmune Reaction Successfully Halted in Early Stage Islet Autoimmunity
    Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum MA1 4nchen have discovered a mechanism that amplifies the autoimmune reaction in an early stage of pancreatic islet autoimmunity prior to the progression to clinical type 1 diabetes. If the researchers blocked the corresponding molecules, the immune system was significantly less active
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] FreeStyle Libre CGM Now Available to Medicare Patients
    Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre–a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system is now available to all Medicare patients with diabetes who use insulin and who meet the criteria for eligibility. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Abbott Abbott FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor (CGM) freestyle insulin intensive diabetes management libre U.S.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Gene therapy restores normal blood glucose levels in mice with type 1 diabetes
    A study demonstrates that a gene therapy approach can lead to the long-term survival of functional beta cells as well as normal blood glucose levels for an extended period of time in mice with type 1 diabetes. The researchers used an adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector to deliver to the mouse pancreas two proteins, Pdx1 and MafA, which reprogrammed plentiful alpha cells into functional, insulin-producing beta cells
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Type 1 Diabetes: Autoimmune reaction successfully halted in early stage islet autoimmunity
    Scientists have discovered a mechanism that amplifies the autoimmune reaction in an early stage of pancreatic islet autoimmunity prior to the progression to clinical type 1 diabetes. If the researchers blocked the corresponding molecules, the immune system was significantly less active
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Ten Tips to Help You Prepare for an Insulin Pump Break
    Life with Diabetes Technology Type 1 Diabetes basal insulin bolus insulin dawn phenomenon devices diabetes burnout freestyle insulin insulin pump break insulin pumps iOS iPhone Lantus Levemir libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) multiple daily injections (MDI I’ve been using an insulin pump for 19 months and during that time I’ve taken two breaks where I’ve gone back to multiple daily injections for a short time.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Living with Diabetes Is Like Parenting
    My life is finally slowing down after a number of weeks of events, diabetes awareness “stuff,” and children being off school for mid-term break. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c empathy family of person with diabetes husband low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) partners perspective
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Diabetes increases over time in children but adults account for most new cases in China
    Although China remains one of the countries with the lowest incidence of type 1 diabetes globally, a new study shows that there has been a rapid increase in the number of new cases (incidence) of the condition in under-15s in the past two decades
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] The Days I Now Live for as a Type 1 Diabetic
    (These are reflections about World Diabetes Day, which was on November 14th.) I love days like World Diabetes Day and seeing so many inspiring stories ranging from diagnosis to what diabetics all over the world are doing alongside their condition. Almost every type 1 diabetic’s initial story is similar, but yet so different.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Ten Curious Facts About the Geography of Type 1 Diabetes
    Did you know… 1. Europe has the highest incidence of Type 1 Diabetes among all the continents, with Finland and Sardinia (Italy) reporting the most cases. When children migrate from one country to another, they adopt the risk of their host country with respect to Type 1 Diabetes, which suggests the influence of environment and culture as causal factors. The same is said of Type 2 Diabetes.). Want more Type 1 news?
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] A Little Help from My Friends: Support for the New Year
    But diabetes doesn’t allow hibernation. That is when a support group, telephone support network or even an on-line support club, geared to people with diabetes, can come to the rescue. They can also provide great tips and helpful hints on managing everything from carb counting to find the most stylish pair of “diabetic shoes.”. There, you can get answers for questions from people of all ages with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. 1, 2014.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Traveling, Trials, and Tribulations
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Abbott Abbott FreeStyle Libre Australia blood glucose monitoring blood ketone meter diabetes devices Flash glucose monitoring system freestyle insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia About six weeks ago I was approached by Abbott here in the U.S. to trial their new Freestyle Libre System. They sent me two free sensors and a reader and asked me to post on social media and here on the blog about my honest opinion of the product.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Griffin teen copes with Type 1 Diabetes with the help of her D.A.D.
    Cheryth Willis was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 6. She had been sick at home from school and was not improving
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Spider's web inspires removable implant that may control type 1 diabetes
    For the more than 1 million Americans who live with type 1 diabetes, daily insulin injections are literally a matter of life and death. And while there is no cure, a Cornell University-led research team has developed a device that could revolutionize management of the disease
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Tech Expert Identifies “3Cs” for Diabetes Care
    The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recently convened in Abu Dhabi, where experts spoke about topics ranging from diabetes care in disaster zones to diabetic foot treatment. One of the most anticipated talks was delivered by Adam Brown , a diabetes technology guru at Close Concerns. In his talk, “Diabetes tools and apps: What’s new, what works, and what do patients really want?” Want more Type 1 news?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight
    In this TED-Ed video we learn how to decipher food labels, the difference between different types of sugar, […]. Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes added sugar sugar TED-Ed and TEDx videos videoDid you know that 75% of items in the grocery store have added sugar? And it’s not so easy just to read food labels because there are 56 different names for sugar that is added to food.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Study Finds No Link Between Baby Formula Made From Cow's Milk And Diabetes Risk
    Has the protein in cow's milk gotten a bad rap when it comes to risk of diabetes? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption Could babies be at higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes from drinking formula made from cow's milk? That idea has been circulating for some time but the evidence has been scant and contradictory. A study published Tuesday makes it seem less likely
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Modifying baby formula doesn't prevent type 1 diabetes in children
    The long-awaited results from the first large international trial to try to prevent type 1 diabetes shows that modified baby formula in which cow's milk proteins have been split does not prevent type 1 diabetes in children with genetic risk factors for the condition
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Scott Benner Is a JDRF Everyday Hero
    General Type 1 Diabetes advocacy JDRF podcastIn this episode of the Juicebox Podcast, the interviewer becomes the interviewee when Jess Backofen, the Executive Director for JDRF New Jersey Metro & Rockland County, asks Scott questions. She interviewed Scott for their JDRF chapter’s “Everyday Hero” campaign. Visit the JDRF New Jersey Metro & Rockland County website and to read about why Scott […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Finding a Solution to Your New Year’s Resolution
    Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management A1c low-carb diet resolutions weight lossJanuary is a time of self-reflection. After a holiday period packed with food, January magazines and social media posts explode with ideas about “dieting.” ” They sell you on quick ways to take off the pounds. But how do you reach and sustain your optimal weight for the long run? Finding the right “way of eating,” […].
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Diabetes Book Reading Challenge | January 2018
    Summary: I’m challenging myself to read 6 diabetes books this year. I’m not a “make a resolution” type of person, but I do like having some goals. I have a stack of diabetes-related books that I keep meaning to get to. My goal is to read 6 diabetes books during 2018. I would love for you to join me in reading some diabetes focused books. Kids First, Diabetes Second: tips for parenting a child with type 1 diabetes (my book!).
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] The Magic of Diabetes
    Magic, that was my first impression of diabetes. My grandfather, and the magic he used with his Type 1 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes” displayed across my laptop screen. I injected insulin with a pen next, and I saw a certified diabetes nurse educator to learn how to carb count. Diabetes felt clunky and heavy. I did not know how to tell others about diabetes, because I barely understood it myself. Want more Type 1 news?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Most Promising Technology Developments for Diabetes Care
    million Americans struggle to live with Type 1 Diabetes. This past year ushered in many exciting new technologies aimed at helping persons with diabetes to better manage the disease. Several companies are developing smartwatches capable of routinely monitoring blood-glucose levels, tracking lactic acid buildup during exercise, and even using the wearer’s vital signs to check for specific patterns often found in individuals with diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] BBC Documentary Shows Nuances of Diabulimia, Increases Awareness of the Disorder in UK
    In September of 2017, BBC aired a documentary on diabulimia—the eating disorder that is becoming increasingly common among individuals with Type 1 Diabetes, in which persons withhold or under-administer insulin to control weight. According to the Diabetics With Eating Disorders (DWED) charity, the concept is swiftly gaining currency within clinical communities in the UK. Nor are eating disorders well-known to diabetes care providers. Want more Type 1 news?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] ADA’s 2018 Updates to Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
    The American Diabetes Association (ADA) just released its 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Since 1989, the organization has provided annual updates to keep current with research, technology, and treatments for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. The latest changes reflect an emerging reality for diabetes care in the twenty-first century: data-driven technology is increasingly integral in the management of the disease. Want more Type 1 news?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Showing Skin for Type 1 Diabetes
    In 2014, Tara Layman and Kat Reed put their heads together to create “T1D Exposed,” a nude calendar featuring individuals with Type 1 diabetes. These two twenty-somethings launched the project with several goals in mind: to give visibility to diabetes, to connect members of the diabetes community, and to raise money for related organizations. The Finnish calendar also features participants wearing nothing but their diabetes gear. Want more Type 1 news?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Holiday Tunes with a T1D Spin
    Here are some lyrics for all to enjoy: The Night Before Christmas with Type 1 Diabetes. Want more Type 1 news? Have Type 2 diabetes or know someone who does? Try Type 2 Nation , our sister publication. We asked our readers to give their favorite holiday tunes a T1D spin.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Two Lives Saved: Guest Post by Dallas D.
    The doctors knew our family history, and knew that my dad had died the previous year of complications of Type 2 Diabetes. A male nurse shouted frantically, “He is diabetic and we need to get his blood sugar down now as it is 604!” She told her that I was diagnosed with Diabetes and we were headed to Children’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. My Grammy is Diabetic too. I was just 11 years old and Diabetic! s-Diabetic Alert Dogs.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Listening to Your Body, Your Heart, and the World Around You
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes ayurveda emotional health stress yogaI’m in Atlanta right now which, for me, is one of my homes away from home. I used to come here every vacation to be with my grandparents. My grandparents have long since passed but my family is still here. It’s been really special to reconnect with them and feel their support. Last night while […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Misconceptions and Facts About How People with Diabetes Should Eat (Especially Around the Holiday Dinner Table)
    People with diabetes could also find themselves in the spotlight at this time of the year. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes misconceptions diets exercise family holidays insulin low-carb dietWith the holiday season well and truly upon us, many of us are looking forward to joining in the lights, festivities, and cheer with those whom we care about most.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] What Do Adherence, Compliance, and Other Terms About Treatments Mean?
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes burnout diabetes management diabetes medications exercise healthcare team treatmentInternally, in their record keeping, healthcare providers have a way of describing medication and treatment use in patients.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Holiday Gifts for Everyone Living with Diabetes
    So let’s look at 8 holiday gifts all people with diabetes could really use this year: 1. […]. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Beta Bionics Christmas gifts holidays supportHey, how are you? I hope you’re in the middle of a rather stupendous holiday season. I hope that gifts are in order this year. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, or another holiday, giving and getting are awesome.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Dr. Eric Johnson, T1D: Practicing Medicine with Type 1 Diabetes
    A few weeks ago, the Juicebox Podcast’s host Scott talked with Dr. Jessica Lloyd about her diagnosis of diabetes during medical school. This week he chats with Dr. Eric Johnson about his type 1 diabetes diagnosis a couple of months after he finished medical school 27 years ago. General Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes diagnosis diabetes management doctor NPH and regular insulin podcast
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Nano-encapsulation of bilirubin could enhance survival rates of pancreatic islet cells
    The work has implications for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes in both canine and human patients By encapsulating bilirubin within tiny nanoparticles, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ohio State University have improved the survival rates of pancreatic islet cells in vitro in a low-oxygen environment.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Study: Probiotics May Help Your Diabetic Foot Ulcers Heal Faster
    Researchers recently conducted a study to see if taking probiotics made any difference in metabolic status or would healing in persons with diabetic foot ulcers. The study was randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled and included 60 participants between the ages 40-85 with grade 3 diabetic foot ulcers. News Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetic foot ulcers insulin probiotics
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Navigating Holiday Food Markets with Diabetes
    But with access to so much more wonderful foods in the form of Christmas parties, Christmas dinners, Christmas markets, how do we manage all these new carbohydrates with diabetes?! Food Type 1 Diabetes carbohydrate counting Christmas exercise google holidays insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet tipsThe Christmas holiday season is finally here! This is probably my favorite time of year. An excuse to eat, drink, and be merry.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Insulin Nation’s Naughty or Nice List 2017
    When reality star Kristen Cavallari posted a photo of her and hubby Jay Cutler, who has Type 1 diabetes, enjoying a boat ride in Mexico, users pounced on the not-so-flattering photo of the NFL player in his bathing suit. His diabetes may have also contributed to his mild weight gain, as insulin therapy is known to cause weight to fluctuate. Consequently, denials for the disability tax credit have increased 70 percent in 2017, according to Diabetes Canada.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Build-A-Bear Diabetes Kit (Hooray!)
    Summary: Build-A-Bear has added a Diabetes Kit to their accessory line that includes an insulin pump, glucose meter, and lancing device. They were kind enough to send us the Diabetes Kit so we could see it in person and share it with you. But I really wanted to share this with you as soon as possible in case you are looking for one more special holiday gift for your child with diabetes. The post Build-A-Bear Diabetes Kit (Hooray!)
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Automated Insulin Delivery (Artificial Pancreas, Closed Loop)
    Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes 670G A1c Abbott artificial pancreas Beta Bionics closed-loop system continuous glucose monitor (CGM) devices Dexcom exercise Insulet insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) manufacturers Medtronic Novo Nordisk Omnipod Tandem U.S. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Chris's passion for football helps him overcome diabetes set-back
    But the 27-year-old University of Worcester student, who is taking a masters degree in sport, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of eight CHRIS Bright from Redditch is simply mad about football.
  • TOPIX  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Wanaka's Emily Wilson completes Diabetes awareness adventure
    Wanaka adventurer and type 1 diabetic Emily Wilson can't get enough of adventure, despite completing a 3000km trip down the country to promote diabetes awareness. The 26-year-old International Diabetes Federation ambassador for youth finished her bike, kayak, pack rafting adventure on December 4 and immediately plunged into Fiordland for another pack rafting and mountaineering experience
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] 5 Reasons I Like Yoga for Diabetes and My Favorite Yoga Mat
    I’m very much drawn to a workout where I move across a landscape either walking or jogging or biking but in addition to that, I have found yoga undeniably good for my life with diabetes. Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes circulation exercise stress yoga
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Watch: Rudolph the Broken Pancreas
    General Type 1 Diabetes Christmas Diabetic Danica humor videoHumor is one way to cope with a chronic medical condition. In this video, Danica and her mom share a parody of the song “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and tailors it to her broken pancreas.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] 3 Reasons Why We Get Cravings
    Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes cravings habits low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) sugarI can no longer focus on the task at hand. My mind begins to wander. I begin to map out my journey to the pantry or the kitchen fridge. My thoughts have been taken over by that slice of cake, that block of chocolate, or packet of biscuits. I convince myself that I won’t be […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Cheaper Medicine for Being Compliant?
    Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c cost of health care data management Dexcom insulin medical records medicine talking to your doctorHow would you feel about access to cheaper medicine in return for proving compliance? With the ever-increasing costs of medical care, there have been many incentives that aim to improve patient compliance, from seeking preventative care to taking their medications as prescribed.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Exercise to Lower Your Risk of Dying (Prematurely) with Type 1 Diabetes
    Much of the research on length of life for individuals living with type 1 diabetes is pessimistic, which makes a new study released recently a breath of fresh air. Data were collected for the ongoing nationwide, multi-center, Finnish Diabetic Nephropathy (FinnDiane) Study that tracked the death rate of 2,639 study participants for an average of […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Reflections on Diabetes Awareness Month
    Summary: Here are my reflections as I look back over the past 30 days of Diabetes Awareness Month, when I shared messages on social media to educate and advocate for those living with diabetes. For Diabetes Awareness Month I chose to share 30 daily diabetes thoughts and facts, across social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Dear Media: The Way You Talk About Diabetes is Problematic
    My son Peter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013, just a few days short of his third birthday. We knew very little about diabetes. I still remember the first question I asked my wife when she broke the news: Does he have Type 1 or Type 2? And we see now that confusion about the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes is in fact the norm, not the exception. Want more Type 1 news?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] StashBandz and Other Running Belts for Diabetes Equipment
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes athletic belt Dexcom diabetic accessories Omnipod product review running sportsAdjusting to a tubed pump was easier than expected. Caleb loves his OmniPod, has been a user for more than ten years. He only entertained the thought of a tubed pump because it is the only closed-loop option currently attainable. One of the drags of a tubed pump is having to have it on you at all […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Diabetes Burnout, It Feels Like…
    It feels like not setting your 1:00 a.m. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes burnout freestyle insulin insulin pumps librealarm that could be the difference between waking with a blood sugar level of 5 or 10 mmol/L. It feels like choosing to shell out money on ham and cheese croissants, tuna sushi, Kit Kat Chunky bars, and Jesters chips instead of bringing your lunch from home. […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    [Type 1 Diabetes] Double Tragedy for Family of Manchester Arena Terror Attack Survivor with T1D
    A UK teenager who survived the Manchester Arena terror attack recently died from complications related to her Type 1 Diabetes in her residence hall. Zara was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes before she turned one. Zara’s younger brother, Zak, also has Type 1 Diabetes. However, Zara wasn’t always as forward with her diabetes. Her mother explains that “Zara wanted to be known as Zara not ‘Zara with diabetes.’”
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