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Type 1

Whether you have type 1 diabetes, are a caregiver or loved one of a person with type 1, or just want to learn more, we have many resources to give you an overview of type 1 diabetes.

New to type 1 diabetes? Visit our Newly Diagnosed page for a variety of resources to help you navigate the journey. You can also check out "Starting Point: Type 1 Diabetes Basics" for some of the basics: what is type 1, what are its symptoms, how is it treated, helpful links, and more.

Read Adam Brown's Bright Spots & Landmines: The Diabetes Guide I Wish Someone Had Handed Me for hundreds of tips on better managing diabetes.

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"The Human Trial" is a personal and emotional film about the patients and researchers who risk everything to be the first to use a radical new stem cell treatment in the hopes of finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Find out more about this documentary and where you can view it. Continue Reading »

Positive results from a study of Weight Watchers’ diabetes-tailored program shows reductions in weight, A1C, diabetes distress. Read on to learn more. Continue Reading »

diabetes and eye diseases

Having diabetes puts you at risk for problems with your eyes and vision. Learn about the steps you can take, as recommended in the latest ADA Standards of Care, to maintain the health of your eyes and prevent damage. Continue Reading »

From navigating the healthcare system to figuring out how to manage diabetes medications while on gender-affirming hormone therapy, being a transgender person with diabetes comes with additional challenges on top of diabetes self-management. Read on to learn more. Continue Reading »

Many of us didn’t get as much exercise as we should have during the last two years for several reasons – most notably the pandemic. But as restrictions lift, there is an opportunity to get up and move again. Here are some tips for getting back to your exercise routine safely. Continue Reading »

Mental health conditions, self-harm behaviors, and suicide are all too common in the diabetes community. Learn what the statistics mean; be sure to share these suicide prevention resources with anyone you know who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts. Continue Reading »

A child’s type 1 diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming. Coaching services, on-call phone helplines, and social media can provide support and community. The resources, influencers, and foundations are ready to meet families where they are, when they need it most. Continue Reading »

For people with diabetes, using a reliable and safe method of birth control is essential in avoiding an unplanned, and potentially dangerous, pregnancy. By understanding the different forms of contraceptives and working with a healthcare team, you can find the right birth control for you. Continue Reading »