“The Human Trial” Review: A Documentary on the Science of a Type 1 Diabetes Cure

A cure for type 1 diabetes, if it is found within our lifetimes, is not likely to result from some a “Eureka!” moment. Instead, it will be the result of decades of patient, frustrating, and unbelievably expensive work, work that would go nowhere were it not for the very brave and occasionally desperate patients that […]

Why Smoking and Vaping Make Diabetes Harder

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin While smoking is bad for anyone’s health, its effects on glucose levels, blood pressure, and the heart can also exacerbate both the short and long-term effects of diabetes. Smoking and using e-cigarettes can accelerate the progression of diabetes and heart disease, so quit […]

5 Doctors You Should Be Seeing Annually

If you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are already aware of the many potential health complications that we face. Blood sugar issues can cause a crazy number of health conditions—from poor circulation and kidney disease to sleep issues and sexual dysfunction. The good news is with the right treatment and […]

Which Type of Exercise Is Best for Managing Diabetes, Aerobic Exercise or Weightlifting?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Tom Lang What are the different types of exercise and how do they affect your glucose levels?  Exercising is one of the best ways to manage your diabetes. But which type of exercise – aerobic or anaerobic (which includes weightlifting and resistance training) – is […]

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 […]

Hitting a Nerve: Introduction to Neuropathy

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Cheryl Alkon Cheryl Alkon is a seasoned writer and the author of the book Balancing Pregnancy With Pre-Existing Diabetes: Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby. What is neuropathy? And more specifically, what is diabetic neuropathy? What are the symptoms and how can you prevent and treat neuropathy? When […]

Most Important Vitamins People with Diabetes Need

People with diabetes have special dietary requirements, but unfortunately, lots of important vitamins and minerals are lacking in the standard American diet. That’s where vitamins can play a crucial role in supplementing one’s health. This article will outline the most important vitamins that people with diabetes need to live their healthiest life. Vitamin B12 People […]

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 […]

Advice for Parents From Adults Who Grew Up as a Type 1

I am very grateful to have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 37. I think of all the times where having type 1 would have been challenging growing up. Navigating diabetes and childhood and adolescence isn’t easy but with love and support, anyone growing up with type 1 diabetes can thrive! […]

Getting the Most Out of Your Remote Healthcare Visits

This content originally appeared on Integrated Diabetes Services. Republished with permission. By Gary Scheiner MS, CDCES A long, long time ago, before the days of coronavirus, there was a little diabetes care practice called Integrated Diabetes Services (we’ll just call it IDS for short). IDS taught people with diabetes all the wonderful things they can […]