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For many people, being responsible for the care of someone with diabetes –be it a child, a parent, a relative, or a friend – can feel overwhelming at times. Every person with diabetes has their own unique story and their own care needs, and thanks to healthcare professionals, new therapies and technologies, and a multitude of resources, helping someone manage their diabetes to live a long, healthy, and happy life is absolutely possible.

But we know it isn’t easy to negotiate the day-to-day challenges, confusing options, and multiple uncertainties of helping a loved one handle the condition. At diaTribe, we strive to provide a diverse array of articles that offer advice, support, and encouragement to all those who are helping someone live well with diabetes.

Whether you’re new to parenting a child with diabetes or your family has lived with the condition for years, finding excellent childcare is crucial, but it also might be...
Chronic obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and fatty liver disease were previously only seen in adults...
People with diabetes can have happy, healthy pregnancies — but should proceed with caution and with consistent medical advice from their healthcare providers. Here are...
Gestational diabetes affects as many as 1 in 10 pregnancies in the US and can have negative consequences for both the parent and the baby. Proper exercise may help you...
What is the risk of passing diabetes on to your children? Research shows that diabetes has a genetic component, but what does that mean?
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,...
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...
As a child of a person with diabetes, it can often feel as though the odds are stacked against you and those you love. Terrisha Buckley shares her experience learning...
Managing your diabetes after a pregnancy, while caring for a newborn, comes with unique challenges. However, planning ahead with a care team and relying on your support...
With summer quickly approaching and camp spots filling up, learn about the value of sending your child to a diabetes camp from increased independence to bonding with...
Having diabetes can take a serious toll on your mental health. How can you take care of your body both mentally and physically, and what resources do others turn to when...
In a study of children younger than seven, automated insulin delivery (AID) led to greater Time in Range, less Time above Range, and lower A1C levels.
Amber Clour has been living with diabetes for almost forty years, and she is no stranger to the many curveballs diabetes can throw your way. She shares how she navigates...
​Exercising with diabetes is important, but it does provide some additional challenges. Learn how to navigate being an athlete while managing your diabetes from experts.
A new study from Stanford has found that early access to diabetes technology might lead to better health outcomes. Navigating your child’s type 1 diagnosis can be...
A new study from the CDC suggests that there is an increased risk of developing diabetes after a COVID-19 infection for children under the age of 18.
Gestational diabetes can be a scary thing, but it’s important to know that you, or your loved one, are not alone and that you can still have a completely healthy...
Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of type 1 or type 2 diabetes can help people get treatment right away or even save a life. Learn what these common signs...
For relatives of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), about 5% have certain antibodies associated with causing T1D. By joining this clinical trial, you or your relatives...
Many parents are wondering how they can best look after the mental wellbeing of their child with type 1 diabetes. We spoke with a licensed mental health counselor to...

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