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  1. The ER Doctor Ordered Insulin When She Was Hypoglycemic

    How one father of a girl with type 1 diabetes stood in the way to prevent a grave medical error. –Linda Crasco/Linda C It’s the middle of the night, and Joe* hears his seven-year-old daughter cry out. His wife, who gave birth to their second son only a few weeks before, is still sleeping beside […]

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  1. 8 Tips for College Students with Type 1 Diabetes on Move-In Day

    Good advice from the College Diabetes Network’s well-loved Off to College with Diabetes guide. -Craig Idlebrook/GluCraig The College Diabetes Network provides a great guide for people with type 1 diabetes who are bound for college and those who love them. The long-running guide, Off to College with Diabetes, provides practical tips for young adults with type […]

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  2. “We Used Mini-Doses of Glucagon Because of a Stomach Virus.”

    A patient advocate with two daughters with T1D discusses how glucagon kept a daughter out of ER. -Amy Ohmer/Natsweetsisters When it comes to taking care of children with type 1 diabetes who are sick, it can be challenging to know when you need to head to the emergency room and when you can stay home. […]

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  3. Lean in to the Panic of a Child’s T1D Diagnosis

    A father learns that taking action to help the diabetes community was the best remedy for him to overcome the initial helplessness of his daughter’s diagnosis. The moment you get the news, the only word you hear is diabetes. Every parent of a child with T1D has had that moment. The word echoes and everything […]

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  1. How to Make Blood Glucose Management More Routine

    A parent mentor for a pediatric diabetes clinic shares what works for her and her family.    Incorporating a new medical routine into your daily life takes conscious work. I found this out firsthand when I started taking (non-diabetes) medication daily several years ago. I struggled to remember to routinely take the medicine, and once […]

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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. Diabetes Educators: Your Allies in T1D Management

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    You probably met with a diabetes educator when you (or your child) were first diagnosed, learning what you needed to know about type 1 diabetes and how to live well with this brand new condition. Your educator may have worked with you to develop a daily diabetes management plan, teaching you about taking insulin and […]

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  4. Tiny Miracles: Glu Studying Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes

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    Not too long ago, women with type 1 diabetes were told they should never get pregnant – that it was too difficult to manage blood sugar, and therefore, too risky for both the mother and unborn child. Today, thanks to advanced therapies and technologies, women with type 1 diabetes can and do have healthy pregnancies […]

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  5. More Awareness, Better Treatment Needed for Diabulimia

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    As part of our Mental Health Collaboration Efforts with the American Diabetes Association, one of our key focus areas is around nutrition and disordered eating. Ann Goebel-Fabbri, a clinical psychologist and published author based in Boston, recently talked with us about the important issue of eating disorders in diabetes and the journey of recovery. Eating […]

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