Transcending Type 1

Learning to Love

In light of February, the month of love, Transcend is encouraging our diabetic community to continuously love themselves. Living with an autoimmune disease, such as diabetes, is not a choice. But that does not mean that it has to dictate your life or stop you from living your days to the fullest. When living with […]

New Year, New Goals

Living with T1D means that you must be equipped and prepared to manage your diabetes every single day. When a new year rolls around, often times we start preparing for not only that day, but the year ahead. From resolutions, to goals, is it important to reach for something, even if it isn’t easily obtainable. […]

Tips to Manage Diabetes During Holidays

With the holiday season quickly approaching, us type 1’s have to be extremely mindful of what we eat during all of the festivities and celebrations. The shift of being so on top of managing your diabetes all year can easily be thrown off during the holiday season with parties, drinks, sweet treats and copious amounts […]

Celebrating World Diabetes Month

It’s finally November, our favorite month of the year! Celebrating World Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day is really important to us and something we look forward to. Living with diabetes is a 365 days a year, 24/7 job, which means you deserve to celebrate all month long! Part of this celebration includes treating yourself, […]

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 […]