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T1D Archive

Making sense of blood sugar tests

Getting your blood sugar tested is usually the first step toward diagnosing diabetes. As a person with diabetes (PWD), it’s likely you had a hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) test administered during a checkup or in response to symptoms of diabetes or prediabetes. But diagnosis isn’t the only time you need to test your blood sugar.

Meet #MedtronicChampion Dalton

Overcoming obstacles to achieve his goals: Meet #MedtronicChampion Dalton   Meet Dalton, a sophomore at East Tennessee State University, track star, business major, and entrepreneur — he and his brother have their own lawn care business, and he recently started a new chapter in a fraternity at his school. He also lives with type

Que introduces our #MedtronicChampion community

Welcome to our #MedtronicChampion community   As I’ve gotten to know many of you, it’s become clear that there’s incredible strength and resilience throughout this dynamic community. Diabetes takes no breaks, but each day you wake up and refuse to let it define you. You redefine what it means to live with diabetes and

Lessons on Diabetes Management

  Last year’s lessons on diabetes management   Happy New Year! My name is Jaime. I wanted to share a couple lessons on diabetes management that I learned over the last year.  I feel like the learning curve for diabetes is life-long and, even though I’ve had diabetes for 38 years, I still am

Managing diabetes through the holidays

Holidays and diabetes: tips for enjoying family, food, and fun by Jaime Cline  The holidays can cause a lot of anxiety and stress for people like me who that manage type 1 diabetes.  Between the stress of my normal routine being disrupted, the never-ending parade of yummy holiday treats, and countless holiday parties—it’s a