The Value of Diabetes Camps: Building Skills and Grit in a Safe and Supervised Way

A few years ago, I attended a function for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and their caregivers. A breakout session on type 1 at school was packed with parents of newly diagnosed children, most wearing the familiar look of worry and exhaustion that us veteran parents remembered all too well. These weary […]

The Latest on COVID: Staying Safe as The Pandemic Surges

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler As COVID restrictions and recommendations shift, what do we know about staying safe with diabetes? How can we protect others and make careful decisions about risk? As the pandemic continues to unfold, states and countries are leading their own initiatives to reduce infection […]

Incorporating a Latinx Lens for Mental Health

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Mariana Gomez As I prepared to write this piece, I had to do my own personal research. My family and I moved from México to the United States in July 2019. We have spent a lot of time trying to learn as much […]

Patient Advocate Speaks Out on Eli Lilly’s Lowered Prices

By Madelyn Corwin On April 7, 2020, Eli Lilly announced it would be selling its insulin to select patients for $35/month. This covers the uninsured and people with high deductibles. While myself and the entire diabetes community are happy lives will be saved through this news, we are not going to commend Eli Lilly for […]

STUDY: How COVID-19 Is Affecting People with Diabetes

The COVID-19 pandemic is greatly affecting all of us, on an unprecedented and global scale. We recently utilized our Thrivable Insights Panel, comprised of almost 20,000 people living with or caring for someone with diabetes, to evaluate how the diabetes community is affected. The infographic below provides a brief overview of data collected in the […]

Managing the Emotional Toll of Diabetes and COVID-19

The world as we know it has changed due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The number of businesses closing, people being quarantined (mandatorily or voluntarily), laws changing to contain the spread of the disease in the United States, cities invoking curfews and travel bans, and people dying is changing by the […]