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Type 1 Diabetes

How's a Failed Cholera Vaccine Helping Millions of Children With Autism?

Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD | Posted 08.04.2015 | Science
Theresa Lyons, MS, MS, PhD

Let's start from the beginning. Ever wonder how this whole recent gluten thing started? Cholera and a rock star, of course... well, a scientific ...

Sugary Drink Trick Helps Fight Obesity and Diabetes

Scott Alexander and Puck | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Alexander and Puck

We all reach for sugary drinks from time to time. Some more than others. But who can blame us? They are discretionary calories that just taste so darn...

People Disgusted by CrossFit's 'Open Diabetes' Coke Tweet

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In a tweet Monday CrossFit's CEO Greg Glassman took credit for the above image. It created a backlash on social media. Mostly among people with Type...

Diabetes Prevention Is Paramount

Rob Taub | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rob Taub

The Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center was founded by a diabetic, philanthropist Russell Berrie and supports a unique combination of researchers and clinici...

Stop Telling Me How to Manage My Diabetes!

Peg Abernathy | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

I won't accept diabetes bullying from a doctor or a corporate agenda so why would I accept being bullied into someone else's treatment modality by one of my own diabetes tribe members? All I know is what works for me personally. Living with and dealing with diabetes is hard enough. We don't need an army of our peers coming after us with guns blazing. So back off.

Stopping Disease Before it Happens

David Panzirer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
David Panzirer

Autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes (T1D) are on the rise -- and no one quite knows why. Despite decades of research costing billions of dollars, a cure for T1D remains elusive and unlikely for many years to come.

What Not To Say To The Newly-Diagnosed

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Garlinghouse

During these days and the two weeks I spent recovering from my near-death experience, I had the most inconsiderate and frustrating things said to me. These left me further discouraged and upset.

Why It's Not Your Fault You're Struggling With Your Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

You decide as you roll over and pull yourself out of bed that today will be different. Today you'll stick to your diet, eat only healthy foods, start ...

Diabetes Doesn't Discriminate

Rob Taub | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Rob Taub

(Benny Madrigal - Type I Diabetic) Diabetes doesn't care if you are young or old, rich or poor, happy or sad, short or tall, weak or strong. It doe...

For the Last Time, I Have Type 1 Diabetes, Not Type 2 Diabetes! There's a Big Difference

Peg Abernathy | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

It seems that we adult Type 1s who have officially aged out of the juvenile stage and who aren't sick are now going around confusing everybody. Sorry. I lived.

The Fantastic, Delicious, Super Low-Carb Muffin, Bread and Biscotti

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

For the past seven years I've traveled the country speaking to hundreds of people with diabetes. What does everyone want to know: "What can I eat?!"

3 Ways Yoga and Meditation Can Help Diabetes

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The recent "Egg Crack Challenge" has gone viral to raise money and awareness for juvenile diabetes research. Another way to help prevent and reduce diabetes symptoms is to practice yoga and meditation.

5 Things Type 1 Diabetics Wish You'd Keep to Yourself

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Garlinghouse

As a person with a chronic disease, it's generally appreciated that you treat me as a person, not a patient. Feel free to ask how I manage my disease, how I'm feeling, or what my disease has taught me. Better yet, offer to buy my dinner, no matter what I choose to order.

Why I Refuse to Talk To My Children About 'Fat' and 'Thin'

Rachel Garlinghouse | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Rachel Garlinghouse

I cannot protect my children from all possible health issues. Not every disease or disability, such as mine, is preventable. But I can enforce healthy choices, empowering my children with education and options.

Obamacare Has Already Transformed How We Diagnose Diabetes

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living

President Obama may be able to add another feather to his cap, according to a study of newly diagnosed diabetes patients published in Diabetes Care th...

Man Marries Diabetes in Downtown New York City

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo credit Michael Dote. The invitation read "Marry the Beast," and more than 100 people were in attendance. The marriage was actually a commitmen...

Major Hypoglycemia News From Paris Diabetes Conference

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Severe hypoglycemia (very low blood sugar) is the dreaded fear of most people with diabetes. It can kill you. A few weeks ago at the Advanced Techno...

Why I Told My Diabetes Doctor to Back Off

Peg Abernathy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

Let's do a little math quiz. What does 9 x 365 x 27 mean? Yes, in my diabetes lifetime, I have stuck a needle in my fingertips over 88,000 times -- 88,000! So, to all my doctors and well-meaning friends and family members, I'm trying my very best.

Diabetes' Unspoken Threat, Hypoglycemia

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

If I hadn't had the maple syrup, that more than 200-point drop could have killed me. Until my blood sugar stabilized within normal range, I watched it on my CGM and checked it on my meter every half hour.

Does This 'American Idol' Contestant Look Like Jimmy Fallon?

Scott Benner | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Scott Benner

During Hollywood Week, a rabid base of Idol viewers cheered for Adam as he moved on to the next round with his rendition of 'Wicked Games'. Judge Harry Connick Jr. was heard saying, "I think he's a superstar... I think he's got something."

13 Lessons Learned After 90 Days Of Diabetes

Hirania Luzardo | Posted 03.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Hirania Luzardo

On January 28, it will be 90 days since diabetes Type 1 became a part of my 8-year-old daughter's life.

The Day I Was Told I Was Going Blind From Diabetic Retinopathy

Peg Abernathy | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

If there is any diabetes takeaway at all from this blog, it is that I cannot stress enough the importance of getting your eyes examined on a regular basis. Don't be fooled into thinking that just because you have no symptoms, that everything is fine.

The Upside of Getting Lost in Managing Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo courtesy of Riva Greenberg This year I've noticed something within me compelling me to slow down. It may be age, for my like-aged friends agre...

The Marathon Runner Who Jumps Over All Hurdles

Scott Benner | Posted 03.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Scott Benner

It was during law school that Robin found, very much by mistake, her passion for running and fell in love with it. She describes that in the years after much of her time in the law office was spent "counting down the minutes" until she could go for a run.

Diabetes and My Experience Obtaining Health Insurance Through Obamacare: Part 2

Peg Abernathy | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

This is the second installment of a short series of posts about obtaining health care coverage with a pre-existing condition through Obamacare. I woul...