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By Jennifer Dyer, MD, MPH

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  • Famous People with Type 1 Diabetes Created: Thursday, December 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    Here are nine famous people living with type 1 diabetes that are examples that you can achieve your dreams amid the challenges of diabetes.
  • Teens With Type 1- Managing The Ups and Downs Created: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    A teen with type 1 diabetes can be challenging but it can also be handled well if you know what to expect and how to manage the unique circumstances that can arise. Learn how blood glucose is affec...
  • Average Blood Sugar - Measuring Your Hemoglobin A1C Created: Friday, December 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Your average blood sugar can be measured by a hemoglobin A1c test. It is a vital part of managing your type 1 diabetes. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the A1c...
  • Carbohydrates and Diabetes Created: Sunday, June 07, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    We need ample amounts of carbohydrates because they are our main source of energy. Learn what carbohydrates are and how they affect your blood sugar levels." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • How to Choose a Blood Glucose Meter Created: Friday, December 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Using a blood glucose meter is not optional for someone with type 1 diabetes. But all blood glucose meters are not created equal.
  • Carbohydrate Counting - Getting Started Created: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Carbohydrate counting is a valuable resource for parents of children with type 1 diabetes to balance food and insulin. Learn the basics of carbohydrate counting and how it can help your child's dia...
  • Glycemic Index Created: Saturday, June 06, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    The glycemic index (GI) ranks foods according to how they affect blood sugar levels. The index specifically targets carbohydrates and ranks them on a scale from 0 to 100. Foods with a high GI are m...
  • Mindful Eating Tips for Better Blood Sugar Control - Six Mindful Eating Tips for Better Blood Sugar Control Created: Sunday, November 29, 2009 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Mindful eating is a way for people with diabetes to engage with food in a new way. It emphasizes the use of your senses to be more aware and attentive to how you plan for, prepare and eat food. Lon..
  • Glycemic Index - How do you use the glycemic index Created: Friday, August 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    The glycemic index can be a helpful guide to understand which foods are more rapidly absorbed after eating and how soon this will create a rise in blood sugar. Some find it too much work, others sw..
  • Myths About Diabetes - Dispelling Myths About Diabetes Created: Friday, August 26, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Living with type 1 diabetes is hard enough. But when you have to wade through all of the myths surrounding diabetes it can be challenging. What are some of the most common myths you are exposed to ..
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring - New Research in Continuous Glucose Monitoring Created: Monday, January 25, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Continuous glucose monitoring is quickly gaining popularity as the preferred form of glucose management. Current cutting-edge technology is called a sensor-augmented pump (SAP). It combines an insu..
  • Mindful Eating Principles and Diabetes Management - Using Mindful Eating Principles for Diabetes Management Created: Sunday, November 29, 2009 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Mindful eating can help people with diabetes build a healthy relationship with food. It requires that you take an honest look at how you currently view food and the process of eating. What you disc..
  • Teens With Diabetes – Ways to Help Your Teen With Diabetes Created: Friday, July 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Parenting a teen with diabetes is not an easy task. It can be as or even more challenging for parents than for the teen living with diabetes. It's pretty easy to figure out what doesn't work well, ..
  • Helping Friends to Understand Diabetes - How to Help Friends to Understand Diabetes Created: Thursday, July 28, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Educating your friends about diabetes is easier than you think. But, many of your friends, co-workers, neighbors and even family members still don't know much about diabetes. If you want them to un..
  • Alcohol and Diabetes - What to Know About Alcohol and Diabetes Created: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Having diabetes doesn't mean you can't drink alcohol. But it does mean you need to be mindful of what you are drinking, how much, and how it might be affecting your blood sugar. What concerns, if a..
  • Teen Driving and Type 1 Diabetes - Planning for Teen Driving and Type 1 Diabetes Created: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Most parents who have teens with type 1 diabetes and who are also of driving age tend to worry a lot about safety issues. What are you most concerned about?
  • Driving with type 1 - What's it like driving with type 1 Created: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Driving with type 1 diabetes can be scary, especially if you are prone to sudden drops in your blood sugar. What are you most fearful about, if anything, as it relates to driving with type 1? How d..
  • Disposing of Diabetes Needles - How Do You Dispose of Diabetes Needles Created: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Diabetes sharps (syringe needles and lancets) need to be safely disposed of to reduce the risk of infection and injury. How we dispose of these sharps is important. What is your practice when it co..
  • Blood Sugar Meter Features - Most Important Meter Features Created: Friday, May 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    There are many blood glucose meters on the market with various features. Most allow for computer download of test results. Some offer a backlight display for testing in low light areas. Others give..
  • Fear of Needles - Coping With Fear of Needles Created: Friday, April 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Needle phobia is more common than you might think for people with type 1 diabetes. This is an especially difficult problem for children with type 1 and their parents. Do you are your child experien..
  • What Are Your Insulin Delivery Preferences Created: Friday, April 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Most people with type 1 begin taking insulin using a syringe and then later switch to insulin pens or an insulin pump. Some stick with the syringe because that is what they are familiar with or pre..
  • Interpreting the A1c Test - How to Interpret the A1c Test Created: Sunday, March 13, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    The hemoglobin A1c test you gives results in percentages, which is different from the numbers you get when you check your blood with your daily glucose meter. Some people find it difficult or confu..
  • Diabetes Discrimination at School - Experiencing Diabetes Discrimination at School Created: Sunday, March 13, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Diabetes discrimination at school is more common than you might think. It could put your child with diabetes at risk poor management of blood sugar or worse.
  • Diabetes and Mindful Eating - Biggest Obstacles to Mindful Eating with Diabetes Created: Thursday, February 17, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Mindful eating is a way for people with diabetes to engage with food in a new way. It emphasizes the use of your senses to be more aware and attentive to how you plan for, prepare and eat food. Lo..
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring - Why Use Continuous Glucose Monitoring Created: Thursday, February 17, 2011 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Continuous glucose monitoring is quickly gaining popularity as the preferred form of glucose management. Current cutting-edge technology is called a sensor-augmented pump (SAP). It combines an insu..
  • Top 10 Diabetes Research Stories of 2010 - What are the Top 10 Diabetes Research Stories of 2010 Created: Sunday, December 26, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Diabetes research is constantly evolving and breaking new ground in the fight against diabetes. The top 10 diabetes research stories brings back some of the most important research of the year.
  • A1c Home Test Kits - Using A1c Home Test Kits Created: Thursday, May 13, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    A1c tests have become increasingly important to overall diabetes management. Most people with type 1 have 2-4 A1c tests a year, at best. But it is almost universally acknowledged that these tests, ..
  • Health Care Reform and Diabetes Created: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    The new health care reform laws will definitely affect how diabetes is treated and paid for. Some consider these laws movement in the right direction while others think the laws are misguided. Ever..
  • Low Blood Sugar Awareness - What is Low Blood Sugar Awareness? Created: Thursday, March 25, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Low blood sugar awareness is a vital part of managing our diabetes. Yet, you can lose your sensitivity to low blood sugar symptoms if your blood sugar is high. Most people rely heavily on their abi..
  • Alternative Blood Sugar Testing - Using Alternative Blood Sugar Testing Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Alternative blood sugar testing is now common. Even though most people with type 1 diabetes still check their blood sugar by pricking the side or tip of their finger, other sites are available. Mos..
  • Estimated Average Glucose (eAG)- About Estimated Average Glucose (eAG) Created: Friday, March 05, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Estimated average glucose (eAG) is a term that was introduced to help you convert the number from your A1c test into numbers that would more closely represent your daily glucose meter readings. It ..
  • Diabetes Travel Kit - Having a Diabetes Travel Kit Created: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Diabetes travel kits are important to have on hand whether you are going across the country or across town. Unfortunately, most people with diabetes do not have an adequate travel kit to deal with ..

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