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  1. How to Switch Insulins During a Natural Disaster

    The Diabetes Disaster Relief Coalition provides a quick guide for healthcare providers on how to help people with diabetes on insulin therapy utilize the insulin available during a disaster. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig The Diabetes Disaster Relief Coalition (DDRC), a coalition of diabetes organizations and corporate and philanthropic partners, is providing information and support specifically for people […]

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  1. Mexican Cavefish Dodge Complications Associated with Diabetes

    Researchers are studying the fish to determine why they thrive despite wild blood glucose levels and insulin resistance. -Linda Crasco/Linda C Cavefish with diabetes that don’t have diabetes? Sounds fishy, but it’s an almost-accurate way to describe a natural anomaly. Scientists are studying Mexican cavefish that are insulin resistant due to a genetic error in […]

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  2. Aretha Franklin, Who Had Diabetes, Passes Away

    The Queen of Soul was private about her diabetes and her health concerns. We gather what she disclosed about her health over the years. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died from pancreatic cancer. Reviewing published reports about her health in the wake of her passing, it becomes clear she was as […]

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  3. Hypo-RESOLVE: A Global Push to Define Hypoglycemia

    For perhaps the first time ever, researchers are trying to standardize the definition of hypoglycemia and its aftereffects. T1D Exchange is providing important biological samples and data to help with the effort. By Shahd Husein/GluShahd Imagine three doctors locked in a dark room with an elephant. One, grasping the trunk, decides it’s a fire hose. The […]

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  1. Blood Sugar Management When You’re Sick to Your Stomach

    A young woman with type 1 diabetes and her father discuss her experience juggling type 1 diabetes and upset stomach. By Marissa Town (Marissa Town), BSN, RN, CDE, and Jeff Hitchcock (Jeff), founder of Children with Diabetes The Parent Perspective (Jeff) When I was a parent of an college-aged child with type 1 diabetes, my […]

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  2. An Insole That Monitors for Foot Ulcers

    An Insole That Monitors for Foot Ulcers See a short video about one of the 10 finalists for the T1D Diabetes Innovation Challenge.  -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig The Diabetes Innovation Challenge allows the type 1 diabetes community to hear the elevator pitches of the potential next generation of innovators in diabetes treatment and technology. Three of 10 […]

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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