Diabetes Vaccine: New Treatment Attacks Diabetes Before it Starts

Is the best way to beat type 1 diabetes to simply stop it before it starts? That’s a question being tackled in new clinical trial that proposes to prevent diabetes in those prone to developing it. “Often times, the best answer is the simple answer,” says Ezio Bonifacio, Ph.D., from the Center for Regenerative Therapies, in Dresden, who led a team of researchers to develop a vaccine to prevent type 1 diabetes. The vaccine has ended up being... Read more

Trading Places: Putting Diabetes Aside to Take Care of My Husband

Trading Places
He was feeling the way I have often felt over the years because of my diabetes. He was angry, in pain, worried about money, upset about letting the kids down, and he needed my help. For the first time I understood just how much diabetes strained our daily lives. Being the partner of a person with diabetes takes its toll. Read more

10 Tips for Parents of High School Freshmen With Type 1 Diabetes

10 Tips for Parents of High School Freshmen With Type 1 Diabetes
As your teen with Type 1 diabetes transitions to high school, it's hard to balance letting go and keeping a watchful eye. Remember that all parents, with Type 1 diabetes in their lives or not, are doing the same balancing act. We just have one more thing to try to fit in. As a high school teacher, I’ve helped kids make the leap from immature freshman to graduating senior. And last year, I had the experience of sending my... Read more

Ain’t Misbehaving: Is it Fair to Punish a Hypoglycemic Child?

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Kids need parental guidance. Children with diabetes are no exception. After four years as the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, I’ve learned that even (or especially) while experiencing hypoglycemia my son needs guidance, although perhaps not as much as he needs juice. Read more

5 Things That Helped Me Cure Diabetes Burnout

Diabetes Burnout
Following my recent article about why I lied to my parents about my diabetes, many parents reached out to my mother and me to ask how I turned things around. I thought that I would take this opportunity to address some of the different things my parents, my medical team, and I did to help me recover from diabetes burnout and take responsibility for my diabetes. Read more

Talking to My Kids about Diabetes Emergencies

Talking to my kids about diabetes emergency
I told was always a small chance that I would need help with my diabetes and that if they were alone with me, I would need their help. This automatically alarmed my daughter. She said, “Wait, what happens if we mess up?” I quickly jumped in to comfort her. Read more

10 Ways to Get Your Low Carb Diet Back on Track

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Okay, so you fell off the wagon with a resounding thud. Maybe it was a one-time indiscretion and you just cheated a little, or maybe you’ve been off the wagon for days or weeks. Or even months. But you’ve picked … Read more

10 Things Your Diabetes Doctor Wants You to Know (and Do!)

10 Things Your Diabetes Doctor Wants You to Know (and Do!)
Since I started my practice as an endocrinologist, I’ve had tens of thousands of office visits, mainly seeing people with diabetes. Here’s my wish list of some of the things people with diabetes should know, and do, to succeed. Read more
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