Transcending Type 1

Halloween with Type 1

It’s October, otherwise known as the month dominated by all things pumpkin. Not that we’re complaining, sometimes we wish it was October more often. However, October and pumpkins goes hand-in-hand with Halloween, which can be an intimidating and challenging day for diabetics and their parents. Our goal here is to provide support and ideas that […]

Back-To-School — Make Managing Type 1 A Breeze

So you’ve made it through the rising temperatures of the summer. Maybe you’ve managed your diabetes while traveling or sent your little type one off to diabetes camp. None of these are easy to accomplish, but you’ve found a way. So what mountain will you climb next? With the school year quickly approaching, it’s about […]

5 Tips Kids on How to Manage Their Diabetes at School

Be yourself! If you tell people what you are dealing with, they’ll be there to support you. Talk to your school nurse. Let them support you manage your T1D in a way that works best for you. Bring low blood-sugar snacks–and don’t let your friends eat them, no matter how tasty they are. This is […]

T1D Back-to-School Checklist

The back-to-school countdown has begun! In the midst of buying new notebooks and planning first-day outfits, parents of children with diabetes have the added responsibility of making sure school management plans are in place before the school year begins. Here are seven ideas for how to get ready before the school bell rings. Inform your […]

The Perfect 4th of July BBQ

Plan the perfect 4th of July BBQ when you have diabetes, with everything from tasty snacks to tantalizing desserts. BBQ Options for Diabetes Many of the 4th of July food options at traditional barbecues are not particularly diabetes-friendly. Fortunately, you can bring your own goodies or plan a healthy BBQ everyone is sure to enjoy. […]

This is What Happens When You’re a Couch Potato

Whether you’re a couch potato for one or six hours on any given day it still affects you. We all have periods where we become a couch potato for a while but for some of us, those periods are far too often and last a bit too long, and new research is showing that laying […]

Healthy Tips for Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

Yes, you can enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers on your diabetic diet. Just follow a few tips and tricks, and start enjoying these barbecue favorites guilt-free. The Best Choice: Hamburger Hamburger, 3 oz. Beef patty, 90 percent lean: 184 cal., 10 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 72 mg chol., 58 mg sodium. McDonald’s […]

Benefits in Eating Blueberries for Diabetes

They may be small, but blueberries sure do pack a punch. So much so that the American Diabetes Association names this as a ‘diabetes superfood.’ Here are some of the key benefits to keeping a steady dose of blueberries in your diet! Processing Glucose Efficiently Blueberries may help your body process glucose for energy efficiently, […]

Yoga for People with Diabetes

WRITTEN BY: Lauren Bongiorno I was playing Division 1 soccer in college when I first started practicing yoga. I was simply looking for something to help both my mind and my muscles relax a bit from the mental and physical demands the sport required. But, like many people new to yoga, I had no idea […]

35 Top Tips for Travel With Diabetes

By Tracey Neithercott It’s finally here: vacation season. You’ve bought the guidebooks. You’ve written out an itinerary. Pretty soon you’ll be dipping your toes in the ocean or sightseeing a far-off city. But before you hightail it out of town, make sure you’ve considered your diabetes. “The evidence … shows that about 10 percent of […]

Staying Hydrated with Diabetes

Drink up to help control your blood sugar. By Jewels Doskicz, R.N. 1 Comment If you have diabetes and feel like a prune – it’s time to make some changes. The human body is constantly losing water, especially in the warm summer months. With diabetes, staying hydrated can affect overall health, blood sugar control and […]