How To Make Basal Rate Testing Less Brutal

Insulin Pump - Basal Rate Testing

If you use an insulin pump or multiple daily injections to treat your diabetes, you’ve probably heard of (or performed) basal rate testing. It’s a test you can perform to measure the appropriateness of your basal (or background) insulin doses. … Read more

How to Wean Yourself Off Diet Soda

How to Wean Yourself Off Diet Soda

Last month, the journal Nature published a study that showed consuming non-caloric artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose, is associated with glucose intolerance – a condition leading to higher-than-normal blood glucose levels. Read more

Le Creuset French Oven Giveaway

Le Creuset Dutch Oven Giveaway

We’re thrilled to be teaming up with Le Creuset to celebrate Diabetes Awareness Month and promote home cooking.  Enter this giveaway to win a beautiful French Blue French Oven.  Blue, don’t forget, is the color of diabetes awareness! “Gather your … Read more

Smash Diabetes with Glu and T1DExchange


Halloween is just around the corner, so get ready to grab a pumpkin and Smash Diabetes to kick off Diabetes Awareness Month in November. The idea behind Smash Diabetes is to visually show the world how frustrated we are about the never-ending grind we often face in silence. Read more

Rosh Hashana and the Pomegranate

Rosh Hashana and the Pomegranate

Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, is just around the corner. Traditionally, Rosh Hashana meals include apples and honey which symbolize a sweet new year, and guarantee a fast rise in blood glucose levels. So what’s a diabetic to do?
One option is, of course, to have a tiny bite and call it quits…. Read more

Watch and Learn How the College Diabetes Network Helps Students

College Diabetes Network Logo - home

College life with diabetes can get complicated and overwhelming. The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a resource whose sole focus is to help students as they navigate through the wonderful chaos of college. CDN just reiterating “doctors office advice”, it connects you with your peers so that you can share real experiences and find what works best for you. Read more

Healthy Teeth and Gums Lead to Lower Health Care Costs

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People with diabetes are at greater risk of developing gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease) than people who do not have diabetes. Gum disease is a bacterial infection in the mouth can cause blood glucose levels to rise. The link is inflammation. The build-up of inflammatory substances in the blood can worsen chronic health conditions.
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