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  1. I Had to Choose Between CGM Sensors and Better Housing

    Opinion When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I was a 10-year-old who had zero understanding of phrases like “health insurance”, “deductible”, “premium”, or “copay.” As I got older, I learned more about how health insurance worked, but it took me into adulthood to understand how coverage and out-of-pocket costs could affect my ability […]

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  1. How to Travel with Celiac Disease

    An experienced traveler with celiac shares 10 tips learned from her experience traveling abroad. Celiac disease, like type 1 diabetes, is an autoimmune disorder caused by the body’s reaction to gluten. People with type 1 diabetes are more prone to other autoimmune disorders than the average population, and the incidence of celiac disease in those […]

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  2. Pregnant Women with Type 1 Diabetes Have High Preeclampsia Rate: Study

    Researchers also found that women with Type 1 who planned for pregnancy had lower A1C scores at conception and reported better health outcomes during pregnancy. The results of a recent T1D Exchange study underscored the value of prepping for a pregnancy with Type 1 diabetes. The study found that women with Type 1 diabetes who […]

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  3. The New Complication: Aging with Type 1 Diabetes

    Update: You can now listen to our Diabetespeaks podcast episode of this event by clicking here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ny8f7-7e17c9 With incredible breakthroughs in diabetes technology, therapy and clinical care, people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are living longer than ever. But as people age, they take on a whole separate host of challenges that are compounded by […]

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  1. Limiting Low and High Blood Sugars During and After Exercise

    Exercise can be amazing, empowering, and uplifting, but it can also sometimes be a frustrating experience. If you live with diabetes and your blood sugars just won’t cooperate when working out, you know what I’m talking about. Not cool! But can you imagine a world where you felt comfortable exercising, knowing that your exercise, food, […]

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  2. The Eternal Optimist: Seeing Diabetes through a New Lens

    Laughter in the lunch line. Running in the halls. Hugs all around. This is the essence of Friends for Life, the annual family-centric conference hosted by Children with Diabetes (CWD) every summer in Orlando, Florida. One cannot attend Friends for Life without feeling the powerful embrace of others who live just like you. The colored […]

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  3. Having a Positive Mental Attitude: It Matters in Type 1

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      May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the elephant in the room nowadays seems to be the fact that mental health comes to into play for almost every school shooting and suicide, and so many other tragic life events. Why can’t we prevent them? During my blogging of the bionic pancreas series, back in […]

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  4. Clinical Expert Weighs in on Celiac Screening and Treatment

      In part three of our series on type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease (CD), we interviewed Dr. Edwin Liu, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the director of the Colorado Center for Celiac Disease. We wanted to know how he screens people for CD, how CD changes diabetes management, and any […]

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  5. Project Pizza: A Slice of T1D Research with GluAlex

    Has there ever been a food more beloved and yet more challenging for people with type 1 diabetes? Something about that high carb/high fat mix makes pizza both incredibly delicious and incredibly difficult to control blood sugar! Here at Glu, GluAlex attempted to find the right pizza bolus. Here’s what he learned: Project Pizza Night […]

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  6. DiabeteSpeaks: The Hard Truth about Medicaid

    In this episode of the DiabeteSpeaks podcast, we talk with Jess, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 29. Four years later, she digs deep in this intense interview and tells us not only about being diagnosed, but the challenges she faces by being reliant on Medicaid, what can happen in […]

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