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Cool Tools for Diabetes

September 19, 2023

There are so many newer tools that can help you manage diabetes and it can be hard to keep up with what options are available. There are also companies that let you personalize your diabetes devices and add a little fun and whimsy into your life. Here are some that we know about – Glucose […]

Substances and Diabetes

September 13, 2023

Everything seems to affect blood sugars, from food to exercise to stress, and substances are no exception. Some recreational substances, such as alcohol and marijuana have been well-studied, while others are less understood. Here’s what the current research says about some of the more common substances and diabetes. Tobacco Smoking has an incredibly high-risk profile […]

Expectations versus Reality of Glucose Monitoring

August 29, 2023

Shaping Expectations at Diagnosis I feel very fortunate to not have much memory of my diagnosis. I was only 2 years old, and the only memories I have include a vague vision of a hospital room and my experience talking to my first diabetes psychologist. The diabetes psychologist memory is more vivid, and I remember […]

Musings from a Diabetes Mom Slacker (Back-to-School edition)

August 22, 2023

There. I said it. I said it in the title of this article and I mean it. I am a diabetes mom slacker and I haven’t prepared the first thing in our diabetes tool kit. School starts in less than a week and I am totally at peace with my status in life right now. […]

Transforming Diabetes Education: Inside the Friends for Life Fellows Experience

August 15, 2023

The Friends for Life Fellows program was designed to help give healthcare professionals in training some very hands-on diabetes training. These are not necessarily specific skills, but more of a “diabetes-in-the-wild” and the reality of what living with diabetes looks like for the whole family experience. This past year, I had the privilege of coordinating […]

Highlights from ADCES23: Celebrating Diabetes Care and Education in Houston

August 8, 2023

Howdy friends! The Children with Diabetes team had the opportunity to attend the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Annual Conference in Houston, Texas last week and we can’t wait to share with you some of our highlights from the event. This year’s annual conference was held at the George R. Brown Convention […]

Dealing with Diabetes Tech Adhesives

August 1, 2023

Diabetes technologies hope to improve both diabetes management and the burden that goes along with it. Countless studies have shown that use of these technologies can do both things, but they are not without their challenges. The Panther Program from the Barbara Davis Center has a lot of great resources including their page about Skin […]

Diabetes Chill Mode — the iLet

July 25, 2023

In my lifetime, there have been so many incredible advances when it comes to tools for keeping blood sugars in “target” as much as possible. I am so grateful for all these things – from rapid-acting insulins to CGMs (continuous glucose monitors), life with diabetes can be so much easier. But the thing is, even […]

Friends for Life Orlando 2023 Recap

July 19, 2023

Friends for Life Orlando 2023 was truly out of this world! Children with Diabetes welcomed over 1,800 people to the hallways of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort for a week of friendship, education, and fun at our annual conference that focuses on providing care for those living with type 1 diabetes. From our bustling exhibit hall […]

ADA’s 83rd Scientific Sessions + Children with Diabetes = Where Diabetes Science and Hearts Collide

July 12, 2023

Two weeks ago several members of the Children with Diabetes team visited San Diego, California, to attend the 83rd annual American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions conference. As a first-timer, I wasn’t sure what to expect but knew that primary audience for the conference was healthcare providers and that the topics would be mostly about scientific […]