Sending Your Child to a Diabetes Camp

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Cheryl Alkon With summer quickly approaching and camp spots filling up, learn about the value of sending your child to a diabetes camp from increased independence to bonding with other children with diabetes. Summer’s hazy days aren’t so far away. Will you send your kid […]

Diabetes and Human Rights: Your Voice Matters.

This content originally appeared here. Republished with permission. Editor’s note: We are honored to republish an announcement from the vital and inspiring diabetes charity Life for a Child. Life for a Child supports children and young people living with type 1 diabetes in under-resourced communities. They partner with local clinics in 45 countries and work […]

10 Low-Carb Back-to-School Snacks

By Caroline Levens 24 count Crayola? Check. Pink Pearl eraser? Check. Expo dry erase markers? Check. There’s no doubt about it, back-to-school can take a lot of preparation, but back-to-school for families with children with diabetes adds an extra layer of complexity. Wouldn’t it be nice if prepping for a school year with diabetes was […]

Should We Be Screening Every Single Child for Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

If Type 1 diabetes struck you or a family member, it may well have seemed completely random, unpredictable, and unpreventable. It’s less random than it might seem—with a drop of blood, doctors can roughly estimate the risk of developing the condition, even in a newborn baby. And while the condition cannot yet be prevented, education […]

3 Things Every T1D Parent Should Know (That Your Endo Hasn’t Told You)

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lauren Bongiorno As the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), do you ever feel like there’s more to know about diabetes than you could ever learn? You may have an attentive and caring endocrinologist but still find that there are […]

This Is Your Brain on Diabetes (ADA 2021)

The brain affects diabetes, and diabetes affects the brain, a complex relationship that goes in both directions. For many patients, the brain-metabolism connection means challenges and health declines. Most people that have experienced hypo- and hyperglycemia are well aware of the way that blood sugar troubles can inflict brain fog and other minor short-term malfunctions. […]

Technology is Great, but Most Kids with Diabetes Still Need More Help (ADA 2021)

Recent decades have brought incredible advances in diabetes technology, but children and teens are still struggling to meet recommended glycemic targets. There are almost a quarter-million young people in the US with diabetes (more than 75% with type 1 diabetes), according to the American Diabetes Association. For youth especially, early detection and optimal management are […]

The PROTECT Study

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Let’s face it, there are a lot of research studies out there, and we mean… a lot. But one you should definitely know about is The PROTECT Study. Especially if you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with type 1 […]

Dexcom Share Etiquette

Life is safer than ever for people with diabetes; continuous glucose monitors, hybrid closed-loop insulin pumps, faster-acting insulin, and more accurate carbohydrate counting and precision medicine have saved thousands of lives and make the day-to-day with diabetes easier than ever. One element of that technology that has been a godsend for parents and loved ones […]

The Value of Diabetes Camps: Building Skills and Grit in a Safe and Supervised Way

A few years ago, I attended a function for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their caregivers. A breakout session on type 1 at school was packed with parents of newly diagnosed children, most wearing the familiar look of worry and exhaustion that us veteran parents remembered all too well. These weary […]