5 Doctors You Should Be Seeing Annually

If you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are already aware of the many potential health complications that we face. Blood sugar issues can cause a crazy number of health conditions—from poor circulation and kidney disease to sleep issues and sexual dysfunction. The good news is with the right treatment and […]

Can Snacking Help You Manage Diabetes?

There are many reasons we snack, both good and bad. Some snacks are healthy and helpful, but sometimes we snack out of boredom, stress, or anxiety. Can snacking actually help your diabetes management? Yes! Some foods and habits can help keep your blood glucose in your desired range. We met with registered dietician and strength […]

Why You May Be Experiencing High Blood Sugar

High blood sugar is part of a life with diabetes, whether it’s type 1, type 2, LADA, gestational diabetes, even the more rare forms of the disease. But sometimes, hyperglycemia can seem unexplainable, persistent, and stubborn. This article will outline the reasons why you may be experiencing high blood sugar, and what you can do about it. What Exactly Happens When […]

High Blood Sugar at Night: What to Do

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler Why do your blood sugar levels increase at night, and what you can do to prevent this? Learn strategies for managing high blood sugar levels overnight and in the morning, including healthy bedtime snacks. For National Sleep Awareness week, we are focusing on […]

10 Ways to Avoid Overnight High Blood Sugar

My biggest challenge when it comes to managing my blood sugars is the overnight hours. I know it is largely in part to the fact that I am a nighttime eater, consuming most of my calories after 7 pm. But I have also done some investigating and noticed my blood sugars naturally rise around 9-10 […]

Coffee and Blood Sugars: What’s the Connection?

If you’re a coffee drinker and live with diabetes, you may be familiar with the difficulty that drinking a regular morning cup of joe can be. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on the planet, with the average U.S. adult drinking two 8 oz cups of coffee per day. Whether you spike or […]

The Benefits of Working from Home with Diabetes

COVID-19 has officially changed the way the world runs. More than ever, people are staying home (whether by choice or mandate), spending more time with their families, avoiding public events, and yes, working from home. Essential employees, such as frontline healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, sanitation crews and workers rendering city services, are still having […]

Control-IQ: The Good, the Challenges, and Tips

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. After a month of her daughter using Control-IQ, Katie Bacon reviews the pros and cons of the algorithm and shares her family’s tips and takeaways When the email came through in early April that our daughter, Bisi, could now download the software to run Control-IQ on her t:slim […]

How to Navigate Blood Sugars During a Pandemic

Diabetes management is challenging enough as it is. It takes a daily and consistent effort, around the clock, to check your blood sugar levels, pay close attention to your diet and a multitude of other variables, all while making medication adjustments to stay in your target range. The constant management tasks already take a substantial […]

Diabetes Isn’t “One Size Fits All”

I love the diabetes online community for everything that it offers: advice in times of need, hope in times of despair, helpful anecdotes and inspiring stories, and friendships formed across time zones and many miles. One of the things that the diabetes online community sometimes does, though, is to try and prescribe how everyone with […]