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Diabetes Cure: Could a New Transplant Device Mean the End of Insulin Injections?

Diabetes Cure: Could a New Transplant Device Mean the End of Insulin Injections?

How human islet cells packaged in tiny, ultra-thin devices could be paving the way for a future type 1 diabetes cure.
May 11, 2018
Learn how human islet cells packaged in tiny, ultra-thin devices that allow insulin to be released in response to rising blood glucose levels could pave the way for a future type 1 cure.
Diabetes Cure: A Researcher with Type 1 Works to Understand the Cause of the Disease As a Way to Cure It

Diabetes Cure: A Researcher with Type 1 Works to Understand the Cause of the Disease As a Way to Cure It

Thomas Delong's work investigating the mysteries of the immune system may eventually stop the misguided attack that causes diabetes.
April 27, 2018
Diabetes researcher Thomas Delong lives with type 1 diabetes. His work to understand what triggers the disease may pave the way to preventing it from developing in the first place. Learn more about his fascinating research.
Diabetes Camp: Why Forcing Your Child to Go May Be The Best Decision Ever

Diabetes Camp: Why Forcing Your Child to Go May Be The Best Decision Ever

At diabetes summer camps, kids with diabetes are just like all the other kids at the table in a place where everyone checks their blood sugar.
April 26, 2018
Diabetes summer camp is a place where everyone checks their blood sugar. Learn why sending your T1D child may be one of the smartest parenting decision you'll ever make.
Islet Cell Transplant for Type 1 Diabetes: Research Update

Islet Cell Transplant for Type 1 Diabetes: Research Update

In a new study, insulin-producing islets reduced or eliminated insulin shots and ended dangerous low blood sugar episodes for most
April 09, 2018
In a new study, insulin-producing islets reduced or eliminated insulin shots and ended dangerous low blood sugar episodes for most
How to Be a Polite Dinner Guest When You Have Type 1 Diabetes

How to Be a Polite Dinner Guest When You Have Type 1 Diabetes

Expert advice on how to avoid unwanted carbs and hurt feelings at family gatherings.
March 29, 2018
Expert advice on how to keep blood sugars from fluctuating--without hurting feelings--at your next family gathering.
6 Reasons I Don't Use An Insulin Pump

6 Reasons I Don't Use An Insulin Pump

Living with type 1 diabetes is challenging but there are many valid reasons some still choose to manage blood sugar the old fashioned way—with injections. Here, one viewpoint.
March 08, 2018
A long-time type 1 explains the reasons why she manages her blood sugar with injections instead of technology.
Pizza and Diabetes: How to Eat Pizza Without Sabotaging Your Blood Sugars

Pizza and Diabetes: How to Eat Pizza Without Sabotaging Your Blood Sugars

A Type 1 writer gives guidelines on how to dose insulin so you can occasionally indulge in high-carb/high-fat foods without making your blood sugars soar.
February 01, 2018
What Is a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)?

What Is a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)?

A certified diabetes educator and member of the OTD advisory board tells you what you need to know about using a continuous glucose monitor, also called a CGM.
October 25, 2017
What is continuous glucose monitoring? How does it work? Learn everything you need to know about DexCom, Abbot Freestyle Libre and Medtronic CGM here
10 Best Survival Tips for Parents of Newly-Diagnosed Type 1s

10 Best Survival Tips for Parents of Newly-Diagnosed Type 1s

Learning your child has type 1 diabetes can be an emotional and overwhelming experience for parents. Here are tips from a mom with type 1 diabetes who is also a certified diabetes educator.
September 20, 2017
If you're the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes you know what an overwhelming experience it can be. Here are tips from a mom with type 1 who is also a certified diabetes educator.
Could Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Lower Your A1C Long-Term?

Could Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Lower Your A1C Long-Term?

CGM, regardless of insulin delivery method, lowered A1C best, two-year study finds.
September 19, 2017
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), regardless of insulin delivery method, lowered A1C best, finds a new two-year study.
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