“Our Trials are Totally Different.” The Denise Faustman Interview

There’s no question that Dr. Denise Faustman does things differently. Dr. Faustman’s research has won her avid fans and raised millions from donors, but it has also provoked significant pushback from major diabetes organizations. Dr. Faustman wears that repudiation like a badge of honor, proof that her work is disruptive and important. A Maverick Approach […]

Danger Ahead: One-Upmanship in the Type 1 Diabetes Community

We type 1s face danger at every curve: the yummy meal laden with carbs, the pump that suddenly malfunctions, the low that plunges to scary territory, the high that won’t come down, the infusion set that bleeds upon insertion, the CGM that needs constant calibration…the list goes on. But there is perhaps a larger danger […]

How to Explain Insulin Price Insanity in Just One Image. Or Several Images.

Insulin prices in the United States are insane. This isn’t exactly news—if you have insulin-treated diabetes, you surely already know it. And even those without a connection to diabetes should recognize that insulin affordability is one of the most talked-about healthcare topics in politics. It’s also the rare issue that finds widespread agreement across the […]

Athlete & YouTube Sensation: Elijah

This content originally appeared on Tandem Diabetes Care’s blog. Republished with permission. Elijah is 11 years old and doesn’t let diabetes slow him down — not while pounding the pavement running cross country, and not while playing basketball, football, baseball, or his favorite, golf. Having spent most of his life with type 1 diabetes, Elijah […]

How Insulin Rebates Work

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Lala Jackson A major contributor to high insulin list prices that is often misunderstood – because it is designed to be complex and opaque – is the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) and rebate system. Rebates are a percentage of the list price of a […]

5 Top Tips to Manage Diabetes in this New Normal

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, it is especially important for the millions of people managing their diabetes to be conscious of the ongoing climate and how it may impact their daily routine. In this “new normal,” diabetes tracking and management can look different from person to person. From incorporating healthy habits daily to maintaining […]

How Telemedicine Improves Diabetes Care

By Heather Nelson Rapid advances in telehealth have provided doctors a level of convenience (1) that lends itself to well-rounded patient care. In this article, we will highlight some benefits of telemedicine relating to diabetes management. Rise of Diabetes Distance Care Telemedicine is the use of technology in delivering medical care to patients from a […]

What Should I Do If I Have Symptoms of COVID-19?

As the global viral outbreak continues, you may be wondering what special considerations there are for people with diabetes to keep in mind. In particular, what should you do if you begin to experience symptoms consistent with the infection? This article reviews the most common COVID-19 symptoms, discusses potential issues specific to people with diabetes, […]

Keto Pecan Pie Cookies

This content originally appeared on Caroline’s Keto Kitchen. Republished with permission. Legendary Foods Pecan Pie Flavored Almond Butter is one of my favorites, so I knew I had to bake with it quickly before I ate the whole jar. These cookies semi-defeated the purpose since they are equally as addicting (I mean, how can a […]