Diabetes Awareness Month is nearly over, and we wanted to thank everyone who shared their videos for our #SmashDiabetes campaign. It was great to see so many videos and photos out there! We searched the web for some favorites, and it’s time to vote for yours. Click on this link to make your selection, or […]

JDRF Childrens Congress 2013

July 13-15, 2015, will mark the ninth biennial, JDRF Children’s Congress. Held in Washington, DC, JDRF’s highest profile advocacy event brings more than 150 children aged 4 to 17 with type 1 diabetes (T1D) from across the country to meet with Members of Congress, interact with T1D celebrity role models, attend a Congressional Hearing and […]

Mom 2

At one time or another, many of us have been mom-shamed. Whether it’s breast-feeding vs. bottle-feeding, working vs. staying at home, or conventional vs. organic food, this recent phenomenon of judging one another’s parenting choices, especially on social media, makes an already tough job even more difficult. But what happens when you add type 1 […]

DOC advocates

by The diaTribe Foundation team Twitter summary: We provide our recap of the Nov.3 virtual discussion w/ the FDA here! Stay tuned for more information coming soon! After hours of planning and anticipation, we were thrilled to see all of the hard work of the diabetes community culminate in the unprecedented patient discussion with the […]


As soon as the availability of the new Dexcom G4 Platinum 505 software was announced, I wanted download it. Why wouldn’t I want to download the new algorithm to my receiver to get better accuracy? I had the chance to chat with some of the San Diego based company’s local representatives while attending the TCOYD […]

Camp Photo AF

This past summer I was privileged to be able to provide medical supervision for around 70 young gentlemen with diabetes attending Camp Joslin. I am an adult endocrinologist in Boston with a particular interest in working with young adults with type 1 diabetes in “my regular day job.” I often hear such positive stories from […]

Markey2014CGM NEW

On Tuesday, October 28th, JDRF advocates met with Massachusetts State Senator Ed Markey’s Health Aide, Kayla Scire, to ask the Senator to support Bill S. 2689, which would ensure those with Medicare have access to life-saving CGM technologies. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY), have introduced the “Medicare CGM Access […]


This weekend, there was a fantastic display of videos and photos for #SmashDiabetes! A big thank you to everyone who has participated so far, and there’s still plenty of time to do so as Diabetes Awareness Month continues over the next few weeks. Now that the ghosts and goblins have left your porch and your jack-o-lantern’s […]

Homebase Gourds

Almost three months ago, I joined the T1D Exchange team as a clinical research manager. I continue to be impressed with the passion and level of commitment among my colleagues to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Recently, our team has been working on an important campaign to #SmashDiabetes. When the […]

carved pumpkins

Let’s face it: holidays are usually a challenge for the type 1 community, as food is almost always at the center of our celebrations. But if there is anything more challenging than trick-or-treating on Halloween for a T1 kid and his or her parents, I haven’t yet come across it yet! Those treats are tricky […]