Review: I Tried the CeQur Simplicity Insulin Patch

The CeQur Simplicity is a mealtime insulin patch. This new, unique device needs a bit of explanation. It is not an insulin pump. It attaches to the body, and then it does exactly one thing: With a click, it delivers two units of fast-acting insulin. If you use multiple daily injections (MDI) of fast-acting insulin […]

Can Your A1c Be Too Low?

Medically reviewed by Dr. Mike Natter. Almost everyone who lives with diabetes is already familiar with the A1C test. Your A1C is an estimate of your average blood sugar levels over the previous several months; many people with diabetes are originally diagnosed with the results of an A1C test. It is still the most important […]

Move Over Cinnamon, Here Comes Cardamom

You’ve already heard that cinnamon is just the thing for diabetes. Perhaps a well-meaning neighbor or coworker has told you that a cinnamon pill cured their cousin’s diabetes. The spice is one of the most notorious “miracle” supplements in the diabetes world, and it has received plenty of mockery in the online community. Well, here […]

Getting Real About Data: The Pros + Cons of Diabetes Technology

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Julia Flaherty There are a lot of benefits to seeing and using your data on diabetes management platforms, smart insulin pens, and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), but looking at your data too much can be detrimental to your mental health. By limiting how much you look at […]

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, […]

Managing Low Blood Sugars as a Mom With Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Julia Flaherty, Wake up, get the kids ready, make their lunches, somehow get yourself fed and ready at the same time, run to the car, get the kids to school, get yourself to work…at what point are moms supposed to have time to […]

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 Eat Pizza with Diabetes

Pizza may be the single most challenging food for people with diabetes—especially if you use insulin with every meal. Here’s the problem: when you eat any food that’s packed with both fat and carbs, the fat slows down the absorption of those carbs, making the glucose rise unpredictable. This is true of many junk foods, […]

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 […]