Mental Health Guide for Boys and Men With T1d

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Liz Cambron-Kopco Living with diabetes can lead to diabetes burnout and negatively impact mental health. Both diabetes and mental health conditions can be invisible diseases, making it isolating when you don’t “appear” sick. This can be even harder for boys and men, who are less likely […]

5 Ways to Manage Stress and Diabetes

Everyday stress exists regardless of whether you have diabetes. It is an equal-opportunity irritant. Stress can flare up with work deadlines, family dynamics, within a marriage or relationship, the ongoing demand for time despite unrelenting to-do lists, or even the morning commute. But diabetes makes stress worse. Whether you have type 1 or type 2, […]

A New Study Finds that Use of the BCG Vaccine in Early Life Protects Against Type 1 Diabetes in Adulthood

Medical review by Dr. Elizabeth Gomez A new study has found that early-life use of the BCG vaccine—used across the world to prevent tuberculosis—may reduce the risks of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine has been used to prevent tuberculosis for a century. It is one of the […]

Eating Pasta with Diabetes

Pasta is one of the most troublesome foods for people with diabetes. Traditional wheat noodles are almost pure, 100% carbohydrate, and even a modest portion can send your blood sugar skyrocketing upwards. Add in the lavish amounts of butter, olive oil, cheese, or cream that accompany most dishes of spaghetti or macaroni – fats that […]

Bariatric Surgery – Is It the Right Option for You?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Matthew Garza Bariatric, or weight loss, surgery could help you achieve a healthier weight and better manage your diabetes. However, this option is not for everyone. Find out what makes you a good candidate for this procedure, what the different types of bariatric surgeries are, […]

Which Type of Exercise Is Best for Managing Diabetes, Aerobic Exercise or Weightlifting?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Tom Lang What are the different types of exercise and how do they affect your glucose levels?  Exercising is one of the best ways to manage your diabetes. But which type of exercise – aerobic or anaerobic (which includes weightlifting and resistance training) – is […]

Checking Your Blood Sugar During Pregnancy with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Ginger Vieira Managing your blood sugars during pregnancy is not a simple task — especially if you’re taking insulin. Here, we’ll discuss when and why it’s so important to check your blood sugar levels frequently and how your insulin needs and diabetes management […]

7 Tips for Dealing with Gestational Diabetes, According to Top OBGYNs

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Alexandra Frost Gestational diabetes can be a scary thing, but it’s important to know that you, or your loved one, are not alone and that you can still have a completely healthy pregnancy. Hear tips, tricks, and what to expect when dealing with gestational diabetes […]

How I Crushed Type 2 Diabetes in Only Weeks and Completely Changed My Outlook on Life

Editor’s note: We found Rey’s remarkable story in the diabetes online community, and asked him if he would share it with us. Rey experienced extraordinary rapid success by following a precise diet and medication regimen immediately after diagnosis with type 2 diabetes. His improvement was incredible, but others making the same changes may not experience […]

Walking a Tightrope – Dealing with the Highs and Lows

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Julie Heverly Julie Heverly joined The diaTribe Foundation in 2021 as the Director of Institutional Giving. Heverly was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after her junior year at Washington & Jefferson College and she is a guest writer for diaTribe Learn. Julie Heverly describes one harrowing day when […]