Dear Reader, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, two of the busiest shopping days of the year, are just around the corner. If you intend to shop on Amazon, please use this opportunity to show your support for ASweetLife and Diabetes Media … Read more
Happy World Diabetes Awareness Month! This year ASweetLife has teamed up with All Day I Dream About Food, Low Carb Yum, KetoDietApp, and SugarFreeMom to bring you exceptional and original holiday baking recipes. These terrific bloggers are helping us spread … Read more
Jill Weissberg-Benchell, a psychologist and CDE in Chicago is inviting people with T1D and their loved ones (partners, spouses, parents) to participate in a focus group with other PWD to talk about your hopes and expectations of new diabetes technology. … Read more
The organisation T1International is calling for insulin and other vital diabetes supplies? ?to be made available for everyone with diabetes as part of their World Diabetes Day campaign.
The #insulin4all? campaign is led by T1International? and ?a charity partnership group called? ?The Access Alliance?. Read more
What’s incredibly crunchy, low-carb, nutritious, and a fantastic vehicle for hummus or vegetable dip? Sugar Snap Peas! Despite their name, they’re a refreshing, healthy versatile choice for people with (or without) diabetes. Read more
It’s a relatively small thing, but it can be a literal lifesaver: medical alert jewelry. For people living with diabetes (or allergies, or asthma, or any other chronic condition), a simple bracelet or necklace can reveal medical information when it’s most important. And there are thousands of options for medical jewelry – from the standard stainless-steel oval-and-chain bracelet to gold cuffs. So how do you choose one? Read more
When you’re living with the everyday ups and downs of blood glucose and medication levels, it can be easy to focus on the immediate consequences of your management efforts – and eventually lose sight of the big blood sugar picture. Read more
Diabetes is rarely a glamorous condition, and that’s especially true when it comes to stashing and transporting all the high- and low-tech doodads we use to keep ourselves healthy. While most glucometers come with their own black vinyl zipper cases, you don’t have to be stuck with factory-issued fashion. Both men and women with diabetes have options than you may think. Read more
Whether you follow an unrestricted-carbohydrate, low-carbohydrate, or some-but-barely-any-carbohydrate diet, counting those carbohydrates is key to managing your blood sugar. Read more
For all their algorithms, touchscreens, connectivity and convenience, most insulin pumps still have one thing working against them (and us): unless you have a pocket, there’s nowhere to put them.
Here are a few tried and true – and maybe imperfect – ideas for keeping your pump on your person. Read more