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Why I'm Motivated to Maintain a 6.0 A1C with Type 1 Diabetes

Why I'm Motivated to Maintain a 6.0 A1C with Type 1 Diabetes

May 24, 2016
So why go to such lengths to maintain an A1C of 6.0 when the American Diabetes Association says an A1C of 7 or less is desirable for people with type 1 and type diabetes? And the recommendation from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE) is less than 6.5? That's easy.
Animal Study Links Antibiotic Use to Type 1 Diabetes

Animal Study Links Antibiotic Use to Type 1 Diabetes

May 05, 2016
A new animal study found that overuse of antibiotics may predispose people to type 1 diabetes. Though preliminary, the research found an association between gut bacteria, antibiotic use and susceptibility to diabetes.
Dexcom Recall: Continuous Glucose Monitor Alarms May Not Work

Dexcom Recall: Continuous Glucose Monitor Alarms May Not Work

April 27, 2016
Dexcom, Inc., a major US maker of continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMs), is urging users of its G4 Platinum and G5 Mobile CGM systems to test their units and contact the company immediately if alarms for low and high blood sugar levels aren’t functioning. The company announced a voluntary recall of the receivers after consumers complained about the problem.1
Cheaper Insulin Is on the Way

Cheaper Insulin Is on the Way

April 04, 2016
The first “biosimilar” insulin is set for sale in the U.S. later this year; now, a new study in the journal Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism says it works as well as the brand-name drug it’s based on.
Insulin Prices Still High

Insulin Prices Still High

People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes pay the price in more ways than one
March 24, 2016
The price of injectable insulin, used by nearly 10 million Americans with diabetes, has risen sharply, forcing some patients to cut back on their insulin to save money.
Diabetes Alert Dogs to the Rescue

Diabetes Alert Dogs to the Rescue

If you have hypoglycemic unawareness, a service dog can truly be your best friend.
March 17, 2016
Learn about the benefits—and pitfalls— of diabetic alert dogs. If you have type 1 diabetes and are hypoglycemic unawareness, an alert dog can help keep you safe.
How to Beat Diabetes Burnout

How to Beat Diabetes Burnout

The only way out is through
March 09, 2016
Diabetes burnout. The phrase can mean so many different things to anyone who lives with any type of diabetes, and it can be triggered by any number of events or by nothing more than the daily physical and mental burden of living this disease. Find out how to beat diabetes burnout here.
Sending 'Real Time' Blood Sugar Readings Directly to Your Doctor

Sending 'Real Time' Blood Sugar Readings Directly to Your Doctor

A Stanford University pilot project tests Apple’s HealthKit
March 09, 2016
Children and teens with type 1 participated in a recent Stanford University pilot test of Apple’s HealthKit—a software platform that gathers and shares health data—for tracking blood-sugar levels.
Olive Oil Blunts Glucose Response in Type 1 Diabetes

Olive Oil Blunts Glucose Response in Type 1 Diabetes

Encouraging results for fending off type 2 diabetes, too
February 17, 2016
Adding olive oil to a meal improves glucose response in those with type 1 diabetes, researchers in Italy have found.
Type 1 Diabetes and Sleepovers

Type 1 Diabetes and Sleepovers

10 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe When She Spends the Night Away from Home
February 02, 2016
Slumber parties are an important childhood activity. Learn what you can do to help your child have a successful slumber party experience when she has type 1 diabetes.
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