How Do We Measure Successful Diabetes Care?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Arvind Sommi, Andrew Briskin Quality measures are tools to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of healthcare. Measures such as A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol are used to understand health at the population level to ensure people with diabetes are getting the best care possible. At […]

Bethany’s Story: My Eye Started Bleeding the Day My First Child Was Born

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Ginger Vieira “My first bleed was almost 12 years ago — the day my first baby was born,” explains Bethany, who’s lived with type 1 diabetes for nearly 40 years, since she was 3 years old. Despite receiving preventative laser treatments to the […]

The Latest on Eylea: A Leading Treatment for Diabetes-Related Retinopathy

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Kira Wang New results on Eylea, a treatment for diabetes-related retinopathy, show that the therapy reduces the risk of more serious eye complications when used for prevention. Key findings were recently published on Eylea, a common therapy in the US used to treat several eye conditions including […]

Managing My Anxiety of Possible Retinopathy

I remember feeling anxious. Sitting in the waiting room of the eye doctor in March of 2019, I knew this sensation all too well. It came from my experience of receiving “bad news” one too many times. I was nervous but quietly tried to connect with the inner knowing that I was not the only […]