Author: Alana

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Tips for Taking Your Son or Daughter with Diabetes to College

With the end of summer and fall approaching, many of you may be taking a son or daughter with diabetes to college – which is exciting and bittersweet, but also scary. We have two helpful tips for you as you send them off to college!

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Management

When things don’t go as planned at school

You met with your child’s teacher or coach about his or her T1D, you have a written plan, and then nothing goes according to the plan. You aren’t the only one. It happens all too often. Whether it’s at school, at camp, or in an after school activity, we know it is frustrating when you have been […]

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Tips for Parents when Engaging with Schools

It’s back to school time! For parents with a type 1 diabetic, it is a very anxious time of year, whether your child is going back to a new school or maybe going to school for the first time. We have some tips for you to be ready! Go into it with a collaborative approach […]

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Management

This Ain’t Your Mother’s Chicken Salad

If you don’t love chicken salad, you should. But not for the reasons you think. We don’t want you to love the mayo (and the fat and calories that adds). And, we’d rather you not love your chicken salad on a big ‘ole baguette or croissant. If you are managing your diabetes with a low carb […]

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Management

How to Avoid Diabetes Burnout

We know how frustrating it is when you feel like you have done everything right and you still have a severe low or a severe high, with no explanation. This can really make you feel burned out. Find out Rhodes’ top strategies for avoiding diabetes burnout in this video. How do you avoid diabetes burnout? […]

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Travel Snacks for On-the-Go

Planning a car trip? Or just on the run? Like all diabetes management, packing snacks takes some time and effort if you don’t want to end up at the mercy of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. We think glucose tablets are your best bet to treat lows– they are fast acting and don’t add calories or fat […]

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Management

How to Manage Your Blood Sugar When You Skip A Meal

Rhodes recently found himself in a five hour meeting at work and knew he was either going to have to skip dinner or eat it extremely late. Find out how he handled it and woke up with a really good blood sugar the next morning, in this video!

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The Rising Cost of Insulin

National diabetes organizations report that the cost of insulin tripled between 2002 and 2013. If that wasn’t bad enough, two of the leading insulin manufacturers increased the list price on their products by about 8% in the last year. We know the high cost of insulin is a problem for many people. Organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research […]

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JDRF Lobbying Update

This past week, Alana was lobbying her Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation about the issues most important to diabetics. Find out more about these key issues in this video! Find Your Representatives here and contact him or her today.

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Share Your Blood Sugar Struggles

One evening last week, I found myself really frustrated with the diabetic in my life. He was short with me for no apparent reason, and was acting annoyed by every one and every thing. I hadn’t done anything wrong, so I found myself getting angry and pulling back (ignoring and avoiding him). Finally I blurted […]

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