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Unfortunately for young people with type 1 diabetes, we still don't have a straightforward screening or genetic test for the disease, which has both environmental and complex hereditary components. A research team at UVA is working to change that.

A Missed Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis Increases Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis by 18%

That was just one of the troubling findings about the perils of misdiagnosing type 1 diabetes in a study conducted by T1D Exchange.

Four of a Kind

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While statistics show that family history is a contributing factor in the development of type 1 diabetes, it is rare to find a family like the Langs. Caitlin Lang, her husband Kevin, and their six-year-old identical twin daughters Kayley and Addison are a family of four living with type 1 in the Boston area. We […]

Rock Type 1

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Four years ago, we were in Red Rock Canyon, outside of Las Vegas. We were enjoying the sunshine, the warm red rock, and our first taste of desert climbing. We were also figuring out how to use our son’s brand new insulin pump. Liam had been diagnosed with T1D four months before our trip. We […]

Our current web app - CGM data & Treatment data

I had the great opportunity to speak with John Costik, one of the many dedicated contributors, to CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) in the Cloud. To explain what CGM in the Cloud is in one sentence is impossible to capture. From the mechanical and program side, their Facebook page explains that it’s “an open source solution […]

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The picture above is our two boys holding their TrialNet letters stating that neither of them currently has any type 1 diabetes antibodies. I’m hoping that our family participating in preventative trials like these paves the way to (in the near future) no child or adult having to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It’s […]

The First Summer

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The summer of 2013 was the first summer I ever had to think about food and drink consumption and activity levels. After 37 prior summers of “absolute carefree freedom,” it was eye-opening, mind-numbing, and so many other things. Early in my diagnosis last year, I began to see that you can’t control what you don’t […]

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I’m an optimist, usually happy to fend off life’s adversities with a smile and a smart comment. But when first my husband and then our only child were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes within a few years of each other, glib wisecracks were a pretty inadequate coping mechanism. Early Days When my daughter Laura’s condition […]

In Pursuit of Balance

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When I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, my family’s focus was instantly turned to understanding new terms, like “blood sugar” and “A1C” and trying to figure out how to make sense of the urinalysis kit that was sent home with us from the hospital. For several months, my family and I worked through the […]

My Diagnosis: Ryan’s Story

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Let’s set the scene here: It was August 2007, Heidelberg, Germany, at Campbell Barracks, the headquarters of US Army Europe. I am a captain in the US Army, having served for five years at the time. It was the middle of a very nice summer. I had just taken some leave, and did a trip […]