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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.

What's new

LifeScan recently launched OneTouch Solutions, a platform that might save you time and money. OneTouch Solutions allows you to connect your OneTouch blood glucose meter with a variety of top-rated health services with the option of bundled subscriptions. Continue Reading »

One Drop, a digital health coaching platform providing personal care for people with chronic conditions worldwide, recently announced the release of a cardiovascular disease prevention program powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Continue Reading »

Glucagon is a hormone released by your pancreas that raises the amount of glucose in your blood to help make sure you don’t develop hypoglycemia. Unfortunately, people with type 1 diabetes may have an impaired glucagon response. Researchers are investigating a new medication to stimulate glucagon release, to prevent hypoglycemia for people with type 1 diabetes. Continue Reading »

Misguided questions, such as "can you eat that?" from well-meaning friends and family can feel infuriating. Sara Zarr shares how she responds to misconceptions without getting defensive but by fostering open communication. Continue Reading »

Being prepared for a natural disaster or power outage is vital, especially when it comes to food safety for people with diabetes. Learn how to keep your food safe and avoid potential foodborne illnesses. Continue Reading »

Dexcom and Garmin now offer a way to see your glucose levels and trends on your compatible Garmin smartwatch or cycling computer. Don Muchow, a seasoned extreme endurance athlete with type 1 diabetes, shares his experience with this new feature. Continue Reading »

Halloween can be a tricky holiday to navigate. Here are some ways to make trick or treating safe for people with diabetes and some other fun activities to do that don't center around candy. Continue Reading »

The hope of a cure for type 1 diabetes has long eluded scientific discovery. When Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced positive data from its first clinical trial participant, it’s possible we got a little closer to our goal. Continue Reading »

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