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Diabetes BFFs

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If I hadn’t been diagnosed with diabetes, I would have never met my best friend. She is always there for me and having a friend who also lives with diabetes is truly life-changing. Continue reading

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Stopping Diabetes at Camp

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If you are a parent of a child with diabetes, the idea of sending him or her to camp might seem scary. But right now, thousands of kids with diabetes are canoeing, horseback riding, zip-lining and making new friends just like them at camp. Continue reading

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No More Needles? What You Need to Know about Inhaled Insulin

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The diabetes community is abuzz about inhaled insulin. On June 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new product, called Afrezza, that has been years in the making. Many people with diabetes are quick to say: “Insulin that doesn’t need to be injected? No more needles? Sign me up!” Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Shauna and Matthew Tompkins

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This has been an incredible, challenging and sobering journey. But Lily’s energy, joy and enthusiasm are a constant source of inspiration for us. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Danielle Light

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The biggest piece of advice I would give other parents who are new to type 1 diabetes, like myself, is: in order to care for your child, you must remember to take care of yourself. This is a full-time job on top of all the other responsibilities we have as parents. Reach out and find support. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Michele Steiner

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Nothing can make you feel better than talking to a child who has type 1 diabetes who says, “I have diabetes but I am okay.” Especially when that child is your own! Zachary is resilient and brave, and he inspires us every day. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Kaprice Dal Cerro

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Looking back, I realize Jake was showing what I now know are the signs and symptoms of the onset of diabetes (weight loss, consistent thirst, frequent urination, sudden bedwetting). Had I known this, I would have had him to the doctor a lot sooner. But there is no going back, only moving forward. Continue reading

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