Not All Sugars Are the Same: Using Glucose to Treat Hypoglycemia

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Ginger Vieira If you could relieve the symptoms of low blood sugar sooner and faster—would you? We’re generally told to eat 15 grams of fast-acting carbohydrates when treating a low blood sugar—but one type of sugar is truly the fastest. While being prepared […]

Can People with Type 1 Diabetes Also Get Type 2?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin As a response to several different factors, some individuals with type 1 diabetes can also develop characteristics of type 2 diabetes. Find out what may put you at risk and how you can try to prevent and manage ‘double diabetes.’ While people are […]

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 […]

Imagine Spotlights: Community Manager Tiana Cooks Talks T1D + Pageantry

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Imagine Spotlights is a weekly video series produced as part of ADA’s virtual Imagine Camps for kids and teens. Hosted by Rob Howe, this series features conversations with inspirational individuals affected by diabetes and offers a fun learning experience for campers and […]

Be Prepared: Surviving Natural Disasters with Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By: Amber Clour Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. Twenty-one days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live her new life with type 1 diabetes. In 2015 she co-founded DiabetesDailyGrind.com and the Real Life […]

Insulin at 100, Part 2: Failed Promises, Bold Breakthroughs

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By James S. Hirsch Image source: diaTribe The discovery of insulin in 1921 was heralded as the cure for diabetes. The reality was different. Insulin, to be sure, could temporarily lower blood sugars to near-normal ranges, but it could also cause hypoglycemia – blood sugars that […]

Mommy Beeps: Parenting with Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Kim Baillieul A few years ago, I sat at a park while my then two-year-old son played on the playground. A wave of dizziness fell over me right as I felt my continuous glucose monitor (CGM) start beeping. One, two, three – three […]

Dating with Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Cheryl Alkon Dating can feel daunting when you live with diabetes. Hear about dating from others with diabetes, and learn what you can do to prepare for dates. My now-husband David and I met at a friend’s birthday party where there was bowling and a […]

What You Need to Know If You’re Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Dr. Francine Kaufman If you or your child was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you probably have many questions about how to manage this new condition. Dr. Fran Kaufman explains glucose levels and glucose targets, types of insulin and insulin doses, the honeymoon phase, […]

Interpretation and Management of Hyperglycemia and Exercise

This content originally appeared on Diabetes Motion. Republished with permission.In some circumstances, elevated blood glucose levels can be indicative of medical concerns like insulin deficiency. People with type 1 diabetes are more susceptible to insulin deficiency since they have almost no ability to produce any insulin; therefore, they need to receive instruction on why and […]