AskNadia: Type 1 Wondering If Her Daughter Should Participate in The Trial Net Study

Dear Nadia, What are your thoughts on Trial Net? I am a 33-year-old with Type 1 who was diagnosed a year and a half ago. I have a 4-year-old daughter, and I’m always worried she’s going to get it too. Whenever she shows any symptoms, I panic and check her blood sugar (without worrying her or telling her what I’m doing). My diabetic nurse counselor

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Type 1 Diabetes: Scary and Sweet

October is my diagnosis month. At 14 years old, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes just a few weeks before Halloween. I remember thinking, at least I’m too old for trick or treating. My younger sister had been diagnosed six months earlier, however, and at 10 years old, she still loved to trick or treat. To ease her pain, my parents got creative and

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Spare a Rose program raises funds for children with diabetes

The diabetes community is coming together again this year to raise funds to provide diabetes supplies for children in developing countries The Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign – centered around Valentine’s Day – supports the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program, which helps save the lives of children with type 1 diabetes for whom life-saving insulin is out of reach. “It

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Children with Diabetes, You Are My True Inspiration

Jay Hewitt is 41 years old and has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1991. He is an elite Ironman triathlete (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run) and three-time member of the U.S. National Team for Long Course Triathlon. He is a lawyer, the father of a 16-month-old daughter, and a motivational speaker. He speaks to people with diabetes and others

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Stylish Diabetes Supply Cases From Myabetic.com

Kyrra Richards, who has type 1 diabetes, has transformed her desire for a stylish diabetes carrying case into a thriving business. Her sense of style has struck a chord with a large audience, including a company that is working with her to customize her line to its pump. It’s been several years since Diabetes Health interviewed Kyrra at an AADE conference (https://www.diabeteshealth.com/tv/play/182.html).  I spoke to her

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Type 1 Diabetes: Products Help Kids Cope With Diabetes

It can be difficult coping with diabetes, especially if you’re a child. Luckily, there are educational toys and other products that help children conquer some of the mountains that diabetes can create. Here are a few that you may want to look into. Diabetes Care for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers, a book by Jean Betschart, CRNP, CDE, a pediatric nurse practitioner and diabetes educator at

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