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Review: StayPut Medical Patches for Your Devices

Whether you are wearing an insulin pump, continuous glucose monitor (CGM) or any other type of medical device, you know how important it is for it to stay affixed to your body. For one, it is most important to ensure it is working properly and delivering accurate results. Additionally, these devices are extremely expensive and […]

Dexcom, diabetes burnout, Diabetes Symptoms, insulin, Intensive management, Life with Diabetes, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes: 10 Things I Hate About You

Being only 5 and 1/2 years into this disease, I try to keep my complaining to a minimum. I see people with diabetes, who have had it much longer, who seem to have such a positive attitude, so I follow suit. But we are all entitled to have feelings of burnout, fear, and frustration even […]

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Diabetes Pro Tip: Mastering the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

This content originally appeared on Arden’s Day and the Juicebox Podcast. Republished with permission.Learn all about continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology from expert Jennifer Smith! Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Trainer on most […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Remission: What Is It and How Can It Be Done?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission.By Emma Ryan and Jimmy McDermott Learn about three ways that may put type 2 diabetes into remission: low-carbohydrate diets, low-calorie diets, and bariatric surgery Type 2 diabetes is traditionally described as a progressive disease – without major lifestyle changes, A1C levels will gradually increase over time, […]

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Type 1 Helped Create My Family

Ashley is a member of one of the Facebook support groups I am a part of. I was so amazed by her story. This one truly tells the tale of silver linings. Without diabetes, she would never have met her husband or created their beautiful family.  *** As a young child in rural Iowa, I never […]

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Do Scare Tactics Help People with Diabetes?

Yesterday, a shocking image circulated through the diabetes online community. It was a surefire way to send a message. A message that implied if you eat ice cream, you will one day see complications. It stated an alarming statistic that every 30 seconds, a leg is amputated due to diabetes. This triggered many and created […]

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Understanding the Dangers of Hypoglycemia Unawareness

For anyone who lives with diabetes (or the people who care for them), the threat of hypo unawareness of a terrifying thought. People with diabetes struggle with low blood sugar on a weekly, if not daily, basis, but the idea of not realizing you’re going low, especially while sleeping, is a downright disturbing thought. So, […]

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Type 1 Diabetes and Eating Disorders: A Complicated Relationship

This content originally appeared on TCOYD: Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Republished with permission.By Quinn Nystrom My eating disorder started when I was around 12 years old, when I started struggling with anxiety and depression. It was my secret though, and it stayed that way for a long time. I justified the behaviors in my […]

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Review: Notty Food High-Protein, Low-Carb Chocolate

Notty Foods has created a high-protein, low-carb chocolate that lacks in sugar but not in taste. I am so glad to have found this product because I have always had a sweet tooth but once I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, I found chocolate made my blood sugars harder to manage. I started looking […]

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How I Loop: Near-Zero Risk for Hypoglycemia for the First Time in 30 Years

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission.By Kelly Close Read about Kelly’s better quality of life on Loop, as well as the difficulties that ultimately ended her Looping experience; part 2 of a series on a hybrid-closed-loop app to automate basal insulin delivery​ When I heard about Loop, I was dying to try […]