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, […]

Women’s Health & Diabetes – The Latest

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Julia Kenney, At ATTD 2022, researchers discussed the latest research on pregnancy, menstrual cycles, and overall health outcomes in women with diabetes. Diabetes technology can be a valuable tool to improve women’s health and empower people with real-time health data. Women’s health was a hot […]

New Book Alert! “Diabetes Sucks and You Can Handle It” by Dr. Mark Heyman

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Alexi Melvin Having lived with type 1 diabetes for 23 years, Dr. Mark Heyman, PhD, CDCES is no stranger to the ups and downs of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Now, he is proving that two things can be true when it comes to […]

What You Need to Know about Diabetes Alert Dogs

Before there was the continuous glucose monitor, there was the diabetic alert dog, or, to use their adorable acronym, the DAD. These highly-skilled furry medical assistants are trained to do something remarkable: they can sense your blood sugar and warn you when it is too low or too high. Diabetic alert dogs have saved lives. […]

How to Advocate for Your Diabetes Needs With Your Doctor

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Julia flaherty I can recall many times in my life when I’ve failed to bring up key diabetes issues or topics with my doctor that I truly did need help with. It can be challenging to express our needs as a child, and […]

Being Queer with Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Shawn Laib People with diabetes who are also a part of the LGBTQ community face unique challenges when it comes to healthcare, dealing with stigma and body image issues. Shawn Laib describes his personal experiences while speaking to other LGBTQ people about how they manage […]

The Upside (and Downside) of Diabetes Social Media

Social media has a lot to offer those of us with chronic health conditions. Not only can it provide a sense of community with people that share our struggles, but it also offers us useful tools to help our overall well-being. We can start our day with our horoscope, enjoy a workout with a social […]

My Life After a Kidney Transplant

We are pleased to present this interview with Daniel Newman, a podcaster and advocate that has had type 1 diabetes since childhood. Dan spends his spare time trying to shine a light on the experiences of others with type 1: “People have so many different experiences and amazing journeys with type 1. Why not create […]

How to Overcome Five Roadblocks to Healthy Eating

Most of us strive to eat healthy, exercise, drink plenty of water, and get an adequate amount of sleep, but sometimes life gets in the way. Okay, a lot of the time. But it’s important to remember that those of us with diabetes share a condition where these decisions really matter. Type 2 diabetes development […]

Your Brain and Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Brett Goerl and Matthew Garza Recent studies have shown a link between brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and diabetes.  Unfortunately, these conditions are becoming more common as our population grows older. Find out more and ways to improve brain health. What are neurodegenerative diseases? The […]