Diabetes Self-Management Blog
Amy Campbell

What’s Your Diabetes “Type”? Gestational, MODY, and Steroid-Induced

By and large, most people who have diabetes have Type 2. But diabetes isn’t just one disease. There are many variants of it. Last week we looked at Type 1, Type 2, and LADA, or Type 1.5. Let’s look at a few more…

Web Team

“Get Diabetes Right” Initiative

According to the diabetes research organization JDRF, as many as 3 million people in the United States have Type 1 diabetes, with roughly 80 more receiving the diagnosis every day. And according to Tom Karlya and Kim May, parents of children with Type 1, the number of people being diagnosed with the condition at death is rising…

Web Team

Study to Evaluate Needle-Free Glucagon Treatment

If you have a child with Type 1 diabetes between the ages of 4 and 16, you may be interested in a study that is currently recruiting volunteers to evaluate a new needle-free glucagon treatment for severe hypoglycemia…

Amy Campbell

What’s Your Diabetes “Type”? Type 1, Type 2, and LADA

When I was studying to become a dietitian and diabetes educator, I was taught that there were three main types of diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and gestational. And that’s still true. But over the years, I learned that there are other, lesser-known types of diabetes, too…

Diane Fennell

FDA Panel Votes in Favor of Inhalable Insulin; Diet Drug Recalled

A final decision on Afrezza is expected on April 15; plus, alli has been recalled in the United States and Puerto Rico…

Web Team

“Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF

Want to raise money for JDRF, the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research, and make a child’s dreams come true at the same time? Then you’ll want to check out the “Our Everyday Heroes” Race Car Design Contest for JDRF!

Scott Coulter

What’s In the Future?

Web Team

Oral Insulin Study for Those at Risk of Type 1

Web Team

2014 JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Research Summit

Scott Coulter

Ignorance Is What?

Scott Coulter

Bionic, Man…

Scott Coulter

Misinformation

Diane Fennell

Gluten May Contribute to Development of Type 1

Scott Coulter

Living Longer

Web Team

Study Examines Impact of Type 1 on Family Members

Web Team

Type 1 Trial Expands Its Reach

David Spero

Can Beta Cells Be Healed?

Scott Coulter

Progress

Web Team

2013 JDRF Type 1 Diabetes Research Summit

Scott Coulter

It’s a Hurricane!

Scott Coulter

Public Places

Web Team

Diabetes College Scholarship Applications Now Online

Scott Coulter

On the Road Again (Part 2)

Scott Coulter

On the Road Again (Part 1)

Scott Coulter

The World Needs Diabetians!

Scott Coulter

You’ve Had an Episode (Part 3)

Scott Coulter

You’ve Had an Episode (Part 2)

Scott Coulter

Not Another Thanksgiving Blog!

Scott Coulter

You’ve Had an Episode (Part 1)

David Spero

Toxic Chemicals and Type 1

Scott Coulter

I Think, Therefore I Am

Diane Fennell

Heart Risk Factors and Peripheral Arterial Disease

Scott Coulter

Please Don’t Give the “Special Punch” to the Keyboard Player

David Spero

Is There a Cure?

Web Team

Students With Diabetes Internship Program

Web Team

Type 1 Symposium at Joslin Diabetes Center

Maryam Elarbi

Trying to Stay Positive

Maryam Elarbi

Friends for Life 2012: Part 1

David Spero

Why is Type 1 Surging?

Maryam Elarbi

Meeting Louis: FFL 2007

Maryam Elarbi

Shout Out to the Siblings

Maryam Elarbi

Thoughts On a Cure

Maryam Elarbi

I Can’t Stop

Web Team

An American Ninja Warrior With Type 1

Diane Fennell

More Headlines From the ADA Scientific Sessions

Maryam Elarbi

Crisis Averted

Web Team

Raising Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes

Maryam Elarbi

The End Of Freshman Year

Web Team

Congratulations to Team Type 1!

Maryam Elarbi

Road Trip, Part 2

Jan Chait

Memories Flood In; Take Over

Maryam Elarbi

Road Trip!

Maryam Elarbi

Tips for Staying Motivated

Maryam Elarbi

My Experience With Metformin

Maryam Elarbi

Not Dead Yet

Maryam Elarbi

The Pros and Cons of Type 1

Maryam Elarbi

Woes of Lows

Amy Campbell

Hormone Hoopla: Movers and Shakers of Diabetes (Part 2)

Maryam Elarbi

It’s Not a Test

Amy Campbell

Hormone Hoopla: Movers and Shakers of Diabetes (Part 1)

Maryam Elarbi

Solo Endo Appointment

Web Team

“How I Deal” Video Contest

Diane Fennell

Development of Artificial Pancreas Reaches Milestones

Maryam Elarbi

Get Real With Yourself

Maryam Elarbi

Communication is Key

Maryam Elarbi

The Magic Number

Maryam Elarbi

College Living

Eric Lagergren

Crooked Cannula

Eric Lagergren

Set It or Forget It

Eric Lagergren

Age or Illness

Eric Lagergren

Think About It

Jan Chait

More Myths, Diabetes and Otherwise

Diane Fennell

Cutting Cravings; Life Expectancy on the Rise

Eric Lagergren

And More Pump Adjustment

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Type 1 University

Eric Lagergren

Down A Tenth

Eric Lagergren

Insulin Pump Transition Musing

Joe Eldridge

A Break in the Action

Eric Lagergren

Do You Want My Data?

Joe Eldridge

Preparing for the Tour of Korea

Joe Eldridge

A Hard Lesson Learned

Joe Eldridge

Greetings From Belgium

Eric Lagergren

When Is It Not Diabetes?

Diane Fennell

Disappointing Results for Investigational Type 1 Drug

Joe Eldridge

A Day in the Life of a Cyclist With Diabetes

Joe Eldridge

Sick in South Africa

Joe Eldridge

The Racing Season Begins

Joe Eldridge

Challenges of the Off-season

Joe Eldridge

An Introduction

Eric Lagergren

Correspondence About My Lows

Eric Lagergren

Doc Visit Inspiration

Eric Lagergren

Medical Students and Diabetes Memory

Eric Lagergren

The Question May Sound Insensitive (or Plain Stupid)

Eric Lagergren

Today, This Time of Year, and, Oh Yeah, Diabetes

Eric Lagergren

Checking In for Reassurance

Eric Lagergren

That Life, That Exercise (Part 2 of 2, Finally!)

Eric Lagergren

That Life, That Exercise (Part 1.5 of 2)

Eric Lagergren

More Blog Entries About Exercise and Diabetes

Eric Lagergren

Nothungry Oddlow

Eric Lagergren

Follow the Diabetes Meme

Eric Lagergren

It’s a Sparkling Water Kind of Day, Every Day

Eric Lagergren

Beer, Breweries, and Blood Glucose

Diane Fennell

A Benefit to Diabetes-Causing Genes?

Eric Lagergren

Learning to Love a Slightly Higher HbA1c (Part 2 of 2)

Eric Lagergren

Learning to Love a Slightly Higher HbA1c (Part 1 of 2)

Eric Lagergren

Back to Blogging

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

The TRIGR Research Study

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Autism and Type 1 Diabetes Connection

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Some Symlin Success

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Pool Time With the Pump

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

Team Type 1 Races for America

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer

My Motivation

Jan Chait

It’s Amazing What a Little Knowledge Can — or Could — Do

Jan Chait

You Thought We Didn’t Do What?

David Spero

Does Diabetes Need a New Name?

Jan Chait

Lemme See…Where Do I Begin?

Eric Lagergren

Part 2 Fizzles, Ultrasounds Reign

David Spero

Type 1s Vs. Type 2s?

Eric Lagergren

Oh, Right, I Have A Chronic Illness, Don’t I?

Eric Lagergren

What They Said About Surgery Was Right

Eric Lagergren

Why Are You and I Wrong?

David Spero

Shivering in Alaska

Eric Lagergren

Monday’s Domino Rally

Eric Lagergren

Mobile Infusion Set Site Change

Diane Fennell

Vinegar Reduces After-Meal Glucose

Eric Lagergren

Oprah, Owen, Diabetes, Me

Eric Lagergren

Doctors, Doctors, and More Doctors

David Spero

Neither 1 Nor 2

Eric Lagergren

The Diabetes Blogger’s Dilemma

Eric Lagergren

Thyroidectomy and a Side of Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Drug May Slow Type 1 Progression

Eric Lagergren

’Tisn’t the Season

David Spero

Pollution and Diabetes

Diane Fennell

Tight Control Halves Complication Rates

Eric Lagergren

Diabetes and iPhone: Another App Article?

Eric Lagergren

How Much Doctoring is Too Much for a Type 1?

Eric Lagergren

It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Insulin

Eric Lagergren

For the Rest of My Life, This Month

Eric Lagergren

It’s Always There

Eric Lagergren

Checking, and Checking Some More

Eric Lagergren

A List, A Diabetes List

Eric Lagergren

Am I Doing Fine, Really?

Eric Lagergren

Recognizing the Need to Tweak Thought

Eric Lagergren

Here’s What I Was Going To Do

Jan Chait

One More Death Too Many

Eric Lagergren

The Stigmata of Diabetes

Tara Dairman

Cancer Drugs Reverse Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

Eric Lagergren

The Stir, or Lack Thereof, Over A Cure

Eric Lagergren

Check Check One Two

Web Team

What We’re Reading: "Searching" for a Type 1 Cure

Eric Lagergren

A Week In The Life

Tara Dairman

Study Shows Real Benefit from CGMS

Eric Lagergren

In Dreams the Future

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 3)

Tara Dairman

Is Online Diabetes Education For You?

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 2)

Amy Campbell

Diabetes and Celiac Disease (Part 1)

Eric Lagergren

So How Should I Presume?

Eric Lagergren

Diabetes, Stomach Stuff, and Spousal Stress

Eric Lagergren

Infusion Tubing Snag and Pump Site Rip-Off (Beep Beep)

Jan Chait

Things That Bug Us

Eric Lagergren

Regarding the Diabetes

Eric Lagergren

The Sound of Diabetes

Eric Lagergren

The Positive Can Be Negative

David Spero

What to Eat? ADA Speakers Disagree

Eric Lagergren

Moving Out of the Fast Lane

David Spero

How Much (Monitoring) is Too Much? (Part 2)

Eric Lagergren

Blockage Detected

Eric Lagergren

This Sounds Familiar To Me

Tara Dairman

Low-GI Diet May Help Kids With Type 1

Eric Lagergren

What’s the Buzz All About?

Eric Lagergren

"It Turned Everything Upside Down"

Eric Lagergren

A Letter to My Durable Medical Equipment Provider

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Type 1 Bloggers Roundtable

Eric Lagergren

Fifty-One On, One Off (Kinda)

Jan Chait

Exploring the Gluten-Free World

Tara Dairman

Kidney Fund Contest Opens to Young Artists

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Raise Your Voice!

Amy Campbell

Caffeine: Friend or Foe? (Part 2)

Jan Chait

There’s More Than One Way to Answer a Prayer

Eric Lagergren

P2P Diabetes

Eric Lagergren

Looking Back

Tara Dairman

FreeStyle Navigator CGMS Approved

Eric Lagergren

Taking It Off in Bed

Eric Lagergren

Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Me

Eric Lagergren

Forbidden Fruit

Eric Lagergren

Diabetes In My Hierarchy of Needs

Eric Lagergren

It’s 3 AM. Do You Know What Your Blood Glucose Is?

Tara Dairman

Symlin Now Available in a Pen

Eric Lagergren

What Causes Stress and Relieves It at the Same Time?

Eric Lagergren

Ode to Diabetes, or Oh Diabetes

Tara Dairman

National Diabetes Month, Week 1: Caregivers

David Spero

Depression and Type 2 Diabetes—Symptoms or Disease? (Part 2)

Eric Lagergren

Priming the (Insulin) Pump

Eric Lagergren

Back in the Saddle

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Type 1 Diabetes Conference Survey

Eric Lagergren

A Diabetes Neophyte’s Prologue (Part 3)

Eric Lagergren

A Diabetes Neophyte’s Prologue (Part 2)

Eric Lagergren

A Diabetes Neophyte’s Prologue (Part 1)

David Spero

Is it Type 2 or is it LADA?

Tara Dairman

New Risk of Smoking Found for Type 1

Andy Stuckey

How Much Lantus Should You Take?

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Selecting an Insulin Program for Type 1 Diabetes

Tara Dairman

Low Blood Glucose Doesn’t Affect Long-Term Brain Function

Tara Dairman

Experimental Type 1 Treatment Meets Early Success

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Adam Morrison Receives AACE Award

Tara Dairman

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Approved for Kids

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Symlin and Pregnancy

Tara Dairman

Inhaled Insulin Passes Test for Safety

Jan Chait

Type 1 Envy

Tara Dairman

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Improves Diabetes Control

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: "His First Syringe"

Amy Campbell

Treating Diabetes with Diet and Exercise

Tara Dairman

Mixed Results in Islet Transplantation Study

Andy Stuckey

Intro and a Little About Me

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