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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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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 »

Use of diabetes technology and management techniques have expanded significantly in recent years, but diabetes outcomes are less optimal today than a decade ago. This article includes expert insights on the newest tools, and how people with diabetes can use these tools to create a more personal approach to their care.  Continue Reading »

Heart failure is one of the most common diabetes complications. New results from the EMPEROR-Preserved clinical trial show that Jardiance could be the first medication shown to help all people with heart failure. Continue Reading »

People with diabetes are at a significantly higher risk of facing food insecurity than those without. The recent historic expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will have the ability to help millions improve their health and become food secure. Continue Reading »

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