What Does Your A1C Number Really Mean?

We dFolk are bombarded with numbers, goals, and targets. We’re frequently told where we should be, but not how high our risk is when we can’t …

Traveling with Diabetes—Travel Letter

Today, security concerns have impeded travel and made it more difficult for the average traveler to get from point A to point B. For a person with …

Diabetes Medical Management Plan Form for School

If your child has diabetes, it can be nerve-wracking sending them off to school—knowing that not all school staff understand proper diabetes …

Amazing d-Tech: Insulin in a Pill

By Wil Dubois The problem with proteins is that they digest quite nicely. That’s not a problem when the protein is a T-Bone steak, but what if the …

Artificial Pancreas: Closing the Loop

By Kerri Sparling How many times a day do you think about diabetes? Every time you check your blood sugar? Every time you take an insulin dose? Every …

Pros of Insulin Pumping

By Gary Scheiner, MS CDE Insulin pump therapy offers a number of unique and important advantages over traditional insulin injection therapy. (You can …

The Cons of Pumping Insulin

By Gary Scheiner, MS CDE Making an educated decision about pump therapy means that you should be aware of the potential drawbacks associated with its …

Emotional Health and Type 1

The physical tasks related to diabetes management are easy to list: check your blood sugar, take your insulin, be mindful of your diet, and make sure …

Ten Ways to Take a Bite Out of Blood Sugar

Let’s talk about blood sugar management today. Sounds boring, huh? Not at all, really. Done right, taking steps to lower blood sugar can be highly …

Why I Love Testing My Blood Sugar and Why You Should Too

Okay, before we get started today, I want you to take this quiz with me: Question: Why should you test your blood sugar? a) Because my doctor told me …