Heading back to school with diabetes can be a source of anxiety for many parents. Sending your child with type 1 diabetes back to school in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many parents even greater distress. School districts in North America are clamoring to find a solution to ... Read More about COVID-19, School, and Type 1 diabetes. What you need to know.
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We all know that the teen years are hard. Teenagers are dealing with hormonal changes and their role in the world is changing. They are no longer children, but they are not yet adults. When you throw type 1 diabetes into the mix, things can get crazy for everyone involved and it is hard ... Read More about How to help your teen with diabetes
Many people with diabetes have a debilitating fear of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood glucose or low blood sugar levels. Symptoms can include weakness, dizziness, feeling hungry, or irritability. In some cases, there can be no symptoms at all. If ... Read More about How to manage the fear of hypoglycemia
There are few issues as emotionally charged as asking the diabetes community if diabetes is a disability. Some people will state that they have a disabled pancreas. Others will state that there is nothing that they cannot do…except make insulin. There seems to be no clear answer. In ... Read More about Is type 1 diabetes considered a disability
In 2006 the United Nations adopted the blue circle as the international symbol of diabetes. Before that, there was no single, universal symbol. Many people in the diabetes community were using a grey ribbon in hopes of replicating the recognition power of the pink cancer ribbon. The ... Read More about What is the symbol for diabetes?