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OTD Salutes Quinn Nystrom, the Patron Saint of Affordable Insulin

OTD Salutes Quinn Nystrom, the Patron Saint of Affordable Insulin

OnTrack Diabetes caught up with insulin affordability advocate, Quinn Nystrom as she was gearing up for her next bus trip to Canada with a powerful politician.
July 25, 2019
The OTD interview with insulin affordability advocate Quinn Nystrom. The #Insulin4All movement gains speed as Sen. Bernie Sanders gets on board.
Diabulimia: Why Type 1s Are at Risk and How You Can Help

Diabulimia: Why Type 1s Are at Risk and How You Can Help

Our culture has a complicated relationship with food and body image. The National Eating Disorder Organization reports that that by age 6, girls start to express concerns about their weight. Young adults with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing an eating disorder.
February 26, 2019
A certified diabetes educator explains the link between type 1 diabetes and eating disorders, including warning signs and preventative tips.
Anxiety & Type 1 Diabetes: Why It Happens & What to Do About It

Anxiety & Type 1 Diabetes: Why It Happens & What to Do About It

Generalized anxiety in people with diabetes is a thing. Here, an expert explains the connection and offers tips to overcome it.
February 05, 2019
Anxiety and type 1 diabetes is a real thing. Here an expert explains the link to help you better understand your triggers and how to manage them.
Insulin Pumps: An Expert Reviews the Options

Insulin Pumps: An Expert Reviews the Options

While I've only been working as a diabetes educator (CDE) for a little over 20 years, it's hard not be impressed by the technology designed to manage glucose levels. During the past 5 years especially, there's been rapid changes—good news for people with diabetes! Here's a guide to help you make sense of all the choices.
September 06, 2018
A certified diabetes educator (CDE) explains insulin pumps and reviews the various options. Plus a history of their evolution.
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 Why I Don't Use An Insulin Pump

6 Reasons Why 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.
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