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Newly Diagnosed? Now What?

If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with Diabetes– take a breath. It will be okay. If you need some words of encouragement, watch Rhodes’ video about Hope for T1D Kids. Next, get busy. Here are our top 3 tips for managing a new diagnosis: If you don’t already have an endocrinologist you […]

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Fall into Healthy Living

This weekend marks the beginning of autumn, which means the leaves will be changing before we know it and the weather may finally be getting cooler! Now is also a great time to evaluate how healthy your lifestyle is, especially as we are approaching the end of the year. We have some questions to ask […]

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Focusing on “Me Time”

Whether you are managing diabetes yourself or you are the support system for someone, it is really important that from time to time, you take time to center yourself and take a break. Show yourself some love and take time for you to recharge and do something you enjoy! You deserve it. How do you […]

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The Truth About Diabetes Burnout and Rebellion

We participated in the JDRF Type One Nation Summit this past weekend. It was interesting to talk to parents and adult type 1’s and hear that everyone from kids, to teens, to adults experience diabetes burnout or go through a period of rebellion from responsible management. Maybe we expect it from tweens and teens, but adults […]

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Upcoming Events in Fall 2018

Don’t miss these JDRF and American Diabetes Association events in Virginia this Fall! September 8: JDRF TypeOneNation Summit in Charlottesville, VA September 12: JDRF Get Fit to Fight T1D in Roanoke, VA September 22: American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes in Washington, D.C. September 22: JDRF Ben Etheridge Memorial Ride in Doswell, VA […]

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Get Involved in the Diabetes Community this Fall

September is here, which means there are a bunch of upcoming Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and American Diabetes Association events this season. It’s a great time to feel supported and support those with diabetes, fundraise and get involved. We can’t wait! Which events will you be participating in? Share with us in the comments below.

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Depression and Anxiety with Diabetes

Managing diabetes is a stressful, 24/7, 365 job. Did you know that people with diabetes are more significantly more likely to struggle with anxiety or depression? There is support out there for you!

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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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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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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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