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3 Spooky Tips & Tricks for Halloween with Diabetes

There’s nothing scary about Halloween with diabetes—unless of course, you count all the spooky skeletons, ghosts, and vampires stalking around town.  But, when your child has type 1 diabetes, you should consider what they need to enjoy the sweetest of all the holidays.  First and foremost, celebrating Halloween with diabetes means managing blood sugar

Are sugar substitutes OK for people with diabetes?

You can potentially live the sweet life as a person with diabetes, PWD. While too much sugar can be a concern for PWDs, artificial sweeteners can offer the chance to enjoy your favorite treats in a safer manner.  While food science has provided PWDs with a possible way to savor their sweetened delights, a universal truth of nutrition still applies to artificial sugar

Now What? Five Things to Know After a Type 1 Diabetes Diagnosis

This year, 1.5 million people will be diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). If you have suddenly found yourself among this group, you should know you are far from alone. Today, there is a well-paved road to normalcy, and diabetes can take a back seat to what

Returning to school with Type 1 Diabetes  

Going back to school this year comes with lots of extra anxieties.  School guidelines are changing daily!  Back to school preparations include more than shopping for new supplies and clothing for students with Type 1 Diabetes.    I have been a Special Educator for over 18 years, who lives with Type 1 Diabetes.  My yearly

InPen Smart Insulin Pen System and Guardian Connect System: Mattie’s Story

  Hi! I am Mattie and I have been living with type one diabetes for 20 years. Learning to accept my diabetes, especially through my adolescent years, was difficult for me. I truly did not understand what it meant to have type 1 diabetes and the importance of taking care of it. As I