Type 1 Diabetes

What is type 1 diabetes? Learn more about type 1 diabetes, also called diabetes type 1, including how to improve your blood sugar control and live a healthy, full life.
Dealing with type 1 diabetes for decades—and staying...
Dealing with type 1 diabetes for decades—and staying healthy despite it—is no small feat. To celebrate those who have successfully managed diabetes for 50 or more years, the Joslin Diabetes Center, a research center and clinic in Boston, created the 50-Year Medal Program. See some of the recipients at Joslin’s fifth-ever awards ceremony in the summer of 2013. 
Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but don't seem to...
Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but don't seem to fit the common type 2 profile? You could have another form of diabetes called latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA). Here are the facts and some quick tips to help you better understand LADA.
As brothers, Luke, Jack, and Ben Schuhmacher share a lot,...
As brothers, Luke, Jack, and Ben Schuhmacher share a lot, including type 1 diabetes. But the family seems to take it all in stride thanks to their superhero mom, who finds -- and offers -- support online. 

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Paint, draw, shape, glue. Art therapist Lee Ann Thill wants you...
Paint, draw, shape, glue. Art therapist Lee Ann Thill wants you to share your diabetes story with the world—and experience the difference it can make. That’s why she started Diabetes Art Day, an annual online initiative encouraging people with diabetes to express themselves creatively.
As brothers, Luke, Jack, and Ben Schuhmacher share a lot,...
As brothers, Luke, Jack, and Ben Schuhmacher share a lot, including type 1 diabetes. But the family seems to take it all in stride thanks to their superhero mom, who finds -- and offers -- support online. 
This group of New Yorkers living with type 1 diabetes shares...
This group of New Yorkers living with type 1 diabetes shares life, laughs, and some really tasty meals at their dinner club get-togethers. Get inspired by their story and start your own diabetes dinner group!
These five ordinary people have more in common than an...
These five ordinary people have more in common than an association with diabetes -- they also share a goal of raising awareness for the disease. Let the stories of these diabetes advocates inspire you in your own diabetes journey.
Welcome to your one-stop shopping destination for inspirational...
Welcome to your one-stop shopping destination for inspirational gifts that benefit diabetes research. Our favorite, fun, and thoughtful gifts include a diabetes bracelet, t-shirt, or a simple tribute donation. Shop on!
When Chef Tom Valenti learned he had type 2 diabetes, he saw his...
When Chef Tom Valenti learned he had type 2 diabetes, he saw his life flash before his eyes -- his culinary eyes, that is. How could he continue to spend so much time in the kitchen with temptations at every turn? Find Chef Valenti's answers to the challenges of eating with diabetes in his easy, restaurant-quality recipes, plus tips on how to thrive with diabetes.

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The finger prick may become a thing of the past as continuous...
The finger prick may become a thing of the past as continuous glucose monitor (CGM) technology improves. Could these systems help with your diabetes management?
With a little understanding of the signs and symptoms of...
With a little understanding of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, you can take steps to treat it before your blood sugar gets too low.
People who have either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes have...
People who have either type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes have the option of using an insulin pen rather than traditional insulin vials and syringes. Discover the type of insulin pen that best fits your needs, then learn how to use it and how to store it.
Worried about you or your child's blood glucose dropping when...
Worried about you or your child's blood glucose dropping when you sleep? The right bedtime routine can help ease your mind. Putting a plan in place will alleviate stress and reduce the need to check overnight blood glucose levels.
Learn how to recognize the signs of a blood sugar low (known as...
Learn how to recognize the signs of a blood sugar low (known as hypoglycemia), and what to do about it when it happens.
Are you considering an insulin pump? Find out how these handheld...
Are you considering an insulin pump? Find out how these handheld devices work, the features they offer, and how to choose from what's on the market.
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