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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.

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...
Robin Arzon – Peloton’s VP of fitness programming, ultramarathoner, best-selling author, mother, and person living with type 1 diabetes – is working to empower others by...
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...
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...
People with diabetes are at a significantly higher risk of facing food insecurity than those without. The recent historic expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition...
DreaMed’s artificial intelligence platform, Advisor Pro, which can deliver insulin dosing recommendations is now FDA approved for people with diabetes on multiple daily...
Whether your child has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, figuring out nutrition for school and childcare is a big part of managing glucose numbers – as well as nourishing a...
The number of youths being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year is on the rise. Learn about the early signs of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, the...
Abbott has released a new iPhone app for its FreeStyle Libre 2 which offers several important upgrades, including improved remote monitoring, which helps people with...
diaTribe’s Director of Institutional Giving, Julie Heverly, shares the story of how misinformation and doubt challenged her to rethink pregnancy with type 1 diabetes,...
The FDA recently approved BYDUREON BCise (an extended-release version of the GLP-1 drug, exenatide) for teens with type 2 diabetes. Recently published data shows...
Adolescence can be a confusing time, and this is doubly true for teenagers with type 1 diabetes. At a stage when everyone is starting to figure out who they are, the...
The American Diabetes Association's 81st Scientific Sessions brought together great minds in diabetes for exciting news and discussions. Check out highlights from the...
David Kendall and Danilo Verge of Zealand Pharma spoke with diaTribe about Zegalogue (dasiglucagon), a new emergency glucagon injection used to treat severe hypoglycemia...
The American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions is going strong. Updates from days two and three include promising Omnipod 5 results, Medtronic’s seven-day...
We bring you the most exciting news from day one of the 81st ADA Scientific sessions, including updates on inhaled insulin, digital diabetes management programs,...

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