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 […]

We Have the Dexcom Updates You Need

Last week Barcelona hosted ATTD 2022, a major global diabetes technology conference, and Dexcom was there. We had an opportunity to speak to Jake Leach, Dexcom’s Chief Technology Officer, and we’ve got the updates you need. When Will the G7 Launch in the United States??? The long-awaited Dexcom G7—its debut has been significantly delayed by […]

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, […]

Having Surgery with Diabetes

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Jewels Doskicz Having a surgical procedure, whether it’s planned or an emergency, comes with added risks when you have diabetes. Learn more about preparing for surgery with diabetes, how to advocate for your needs, why in-range glucose values are important, and how to minimize your […]

Teen Sisters Manage T1D With Sarcasm, Tenacity, and Closed-Loop Insulin Pumps

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Ginger Vieira Audrey Brand was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at only 3 years old in 2009. It wasn’t until she was in the 5th grade that she was able to feel the symptoms of low blood sugars. “She could walk around with […]

Study: An Old Blood Pressure Pill May Help New Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Medical review by Dr. Elizabeth Gomez  Verapamil, a widely-used hypertension drug, may help adults with newly-diagnosed diabetes preserve their natural ability to secrete insulin. A new study has advanced an explanation for how the medication works to protect the beta cells from immune system attacks. Unlike many other potential diabetes drug therapies, this one doesn’t […]

Sending Your Child to a Diabetes Camp

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Cheryl Alkon With summer quickly approaching and camp spots filling up, learn about the value of sending your child to a diabetes camp from increased independence to bonding with other children with diabetes. Summer’s hazy days aren’t so far away. Will you send your kid […]

What’s Going on with the Dexcom G7?

Updated: March 14, 2022 The Dexcom G7 has secured CE Mark, which means the next-generation CGM has been approved for sale in Europe. According to a press release, Dexcom “expects to initiate a launch of Dexcom G7 in Europe in the next several weeks.” Dexcom has been hyping the next generation of its groundbreaking continuous […]

Eating Pasta with Diabetes

Pasta is one of the most troublesome foods for people with diabetes. Traditional wheat noodles are almost pure, 100% carbohydrate, and even a modest portion can send your blood sugar skyrocketing upwards. Add in the lavish amounts of butter, olive oil, cheese, or cream that accompany most dishes of spaghetti or macaroni – fats that […]

Managing Diabetes With a High-Deductible Insurance Plan

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Ginger Vieira For a person with any type of diabetes, a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) isn’t usually a cost-saving option, although they are often touted as such. Instead, HDHPs are ideal for people with minimal healthcare needs including doctor’s appointments, medications, and medical […]