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Reducing Diabetes Waste

July 21, 2021

Reducing our impact on the environment is important, but having diabetes means we generate some medical waste. We celebrate increased access to diabetes technology, but the amount of plastic and packaging waste as a result also increases dramatically. Creating medical devices that are safe for disposal, easy to use, and don’t generate a lot of […]

When Infusion Sets Go Bad

July 14, 2021

If you wear an insulin pump, you were probably told, “When in doubt, change it out.” That means that if your blood sugar is high for a seemingly inexplicable reason, it’s likely the infusion set not working properly. Some researchers are trying to create infusion sets that last longer in the body, and others are […]

100 Years of Us

July 9, 2021

About the Campaign 100 Years – 100 Days – $100,000 August 6, 2021 – November 14, 2021 This year, 2021, marks a significant anniversary for the world and the insulin-dependent community; It has been 100 years since the discovery of insulin. 100 Years of Us 100 Years of Us is CWD’s Fall 2021 Campaign to […]

CGM Data Standardization

June 30, 2021

People with diabetes are often turning to continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) to help improve their diabetes management. The technology has improved dramatically since the first CGM was on the market in the early 2000’s and has been proven in studies repeatedly to help improve glycemic control for people with diabetes.1,2 When the first commonly used […]

Who Decides Your Healthcare?

June 22, 2021

Since diabetes is such an individualized experience, it’s important for the people living with diabetes to be involved in making the choices for their diabetes self-management. One of the benefits of having the healthcare system that we have in the United States is having options to choose from with regards to healthcare. But who actually […]

Assessing Heart Health Risk for People with Type 1 Diabetes

June 16, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES According to the World Health Organization, heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide.1 It’s also the number one cause of death in the United States.2 Fortunately, there are many options for reducing risk for heart disease. Similarly to treating diabetes, heart disease prevention […]

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 […]