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Getting to the Bottom of FMTs

June 8, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES Everyone poops, but talking about it is usually taboo.  (Tab-poo?) But what if we can use poop to alter the microbiome in the intestines and help alleviate symptoms of a variety of illnesses? Could you wipe away the thoughts about the gross factor in order to […]

Around the Bend

June 2, 2021

It was just after sunrise. As I do most mornings, I headed out the door for a run to start the day. It was a chilly Michigan morning, and the sky was cloudless and intensely blue. I went back for a hat, decided against gloves, and closed the back door. I jogged to the end […]

Delaying Diabetes

June 2, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack the insulin-producing  beta cells of the pancreas.1 There are many different areas of research related to diabetes, and one of them is preventing type 1 diabetes. There is a large group of healthcare […]

Are Extended Wear Infusion Sets the Next Big Thing?

May 26, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES There are many studies showing that insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors help improve blood glucose levels.1,2,3 But one of the things that continues to be a challenge with Automated Insulin Delivery, also called closed loop systems, is the infusion set. If the infusion set does […]

Balancing Blood Sugar Anxieties: Do you fear high or low?

May 18, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES The mythical land of living life with diabetes in the “normal” range of 70-120 is just that: mythical. No matter what type of diabetes you have, it is nearly impossible, with the tools we have today, to maintain blood sugars in the target range 100% of […]

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Diabetes Systems

May 12, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES DIY systems include a range of components, with each patient-designed part integrated into what becomes the system-of-choice for a person with diabetes.  It takes research, patience, and resources to assemble a DIY artificial pancreas or CGM data stream, and your mileage may vary in terms of […]

Being a Mother

May 9, 2021

I am the mother of a diabetic child. I don’t know what it’s like to go to sleep at night and know for certain my child will wake up in the morning. I don’t know what it’s like to sleep the whole night through without waking up to do blood tests on my sleeping child. […]

FFL Scholarships Available

May 5, 2021

Friends for Life is a life-changing conference event that helps foster community, care, and connections in the diabetes community that truly last for life. We know that attending Friends for Life can include a financial hurdle, and our team is dedicated to helping as many families as possible get to Orlando for our flagship event. […]

Not Stopping at No; Getting to How

May 5, 2021

“We didn’t stop at no; we got to how.” That’s what Jeff Hitchcock said to me last Monday as we stood in line with some of our Friends for Life, waiting for BBQ at the American Pavilion at Epcot. Two things were memorable about this. I’ve been working with Jeff for 22 years, and it’s […]

Financial Stress & Diabetes

May 5, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES Healthcare in the United States is something that has been a hot topic in the news in recent years. We have a unique system and when compared to other high-income countries, we spend more money, but as Americans, we have a lower life expectancy.1 Diabetes is […]

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