Transcending Type 1

6 Ways to Celebrate National Diabetes Awareness Month

That’s right – we said CELEBRATE National Diabetes Awareness Month because why not? When else do we get to acknowledge the daily ups and downs that this disease presents and embrace the warriors we’ve become? This disease has shaped who we are, and this is our month to share how it challenges us on the […]

It’s Halloween Month: Eat All the Candy

If there was ever a month for sugar to shine, this, my friends, is it! October brings pumpkin everything, cinnamon-sweet baked goods, and, of course, Halloween candy — all the delicious Halloween candy. With the scariest day of the year just around the corner, I’m here to tell you: Don’t hold back. Don’t be ashamed. Steal […]

Does Your Child Have a Diabetes Action Plan For School?

The school year can be a bit stressful for parents of T1D kids. After all, you’re the one to manage your child’s diabetes while traveling during summer vacation. You’re on top of it during holiday breaks throughout the year. It’s understandable to worry when it’s time to turn over some of that responsibility to your […]

Does Diabetes Affect My Sleep?

It’s important for T1Ds to get their rest! Getting adequate sleep is key to feeling your best and living a healthy life. However, it’s extremely common for diabetics to have issues falling and staying asleep. If you’re struggling to get a good night’s rest, know that you’re not alone, and there are several ways to […]

Diabetic-Friendly Recipes For Your Next Cookout or Party

We’ve all been there. You go to a party, and you quickly realize the food table isn’t doing you any favors. Of course, the occasional treats in small amounts aren’t the end of the world. You check your levels and adjust if needed. But sometimes you want to do what’s best for you or maybe […]

Glucose Gels and Shots: What Are They and How Do They Work?

If you or your child has recently been diagnosed with T1D, you’re likely navigating through a whole new way of living. Even if you’ve been living with diabetes for some time, Glucose Gels and Glucose Shots (click here to buy on Amazon) may be new to you. We’re here to walk you through what they […]

7 Tips For Type 1 Kids to Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is in full swing and in between the pool parties and sleepovers comes a few obstacles for your T1D kiddos. Schedule changes, extreme heat, and an increase in activity can all affect their blood sugars. So, what’s a parent to do? According to the CDC, there are 210,000 children under the age of 20 […]

The Calming Benefits of Yoga for T1Ds

Physical activity is important, especially for those of us living with diabetes. However, it can be overwhelming to know what to do, how much to do, and when. In general, exercising with diabetes is tricky. On the one hand, it can make your body more sensitive to insulin which can help you control the ups […]

Have Diabetes, Will Travel

Traveling with diabetes can feel overwhelming at times. From schedule changes and exhausting sightseeing events to unknown foods and general anxiety about being somewhere other than home, there are many reasons traveling can be stressful. We’ve been there, and we get it! However, we’re big believers in living life to the fullest despite our challenges […]

What We’re Reading Now: Helpful Resources on Diabetes Care

We don’t know about you but lazy days by the pool bring us blissful days of reading and relaxation. Sure, we have our non-fiction stack nearby, but we thought we’d share some of the self-help books our team relies on when it comes to diabetes care. For Kids and Families: A Type 1 Diabetes Guide […]

Is Intermittent Fasting Actually Safe for T1Ds?

Intermittent fasting isn’t new, and the concept is relatively simple: fast for a certain number of hours a day and eat for the rest. So, if you decide that a 16:8 intermittent fasting diet is for you, then you’re fasting for 16 hours (typically with most of those hours while you sleep) and eating for […]