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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

Overcoming COVID-19 with Type 1 Diabetes

For close to the past year we have all changed the way we live our lives — staying at home, seeing friends and family members outside from six feet away, and wearing masks whenever we are in public. Living with diabetes also heightens the anxiety around contracting COVID-19 since the virus may make it

WINTERTIME ROUNDUP: HOLIDAY EDITION

December can be a very busy month when many people celebrate various holidays, spend time with family and friends near and far, and/or ring in the New Year. It can be a lot of excitement and a lot to think about ? in addition to thinking about diabetes! So we rounded up a few

Steroids And Diabetes: The Effect On Your Glucose Levels

One of the most popular blogs of all time here at The LOOP is on steroid usage and diabetes, so we wanted to bring it back to you along with some new tips.  [Originally published August 27, 2015—Updated October 29th, 2020.] There are various reasons that people take steroid medications. Reasons include bone or