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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 remote six-month clinical trial is recruiting 150 children between the ages of two to five whose families are interested in trying automated insulin delivery. The...
The latest innovations in diabetes technology have brought Time in Range (TIR) to the forefront of diabetes care. Read to learn about the most exciting TIR news from one...
Provention Bio’s new injectable drug, which was recommended by an FDA committee for approval on May 25, 2021, has had a tumultuous journey through the FDA application...
The diaTribe team covers the latest in diabetes technology from the 14th annual ATTD 2021 international conference (set virtually this year). Here are our top highlights...
Time in Range (TIR) is another number for people with diabetes to pay attention to and use to improve their daily diabetes management. We talked with three women in the...
The Your SAY: Hypoglycemia study is a 30-minute online survey that will help an international research team understand how severe low blood sugar affects quality of life...
How can fruit affect blood sugar, and are there certain types of fruit that are better for people with diabetes?
How to recognize and treat severe hypoglycemia quickly – with emergency glucagon – and avoid a trip to the hospital.
Public speaking professor Alan Uphold shares his experiences with severe low blood sugars and explains why it’s so important to communicate with your loved ones and care...
If you just got a continuous glucose monitoring system, you may be wondering how to use it most effectively and how to understand your glucose data. Read our tips,...
Two studies recently published on the Control-IQ and MiniMed 780G systems show that closed-loop automated insulin delivery significantly improves Time in Range.
Zegalogue emergency glucagon comes as a pre-filled injection or auto-injector pen and can be used to treat severe hypoglycemia quickly.
When can people with diabetes feel normal again following the COVID-19 crisis? When can we stop wearing masks, start seeing friends and family, and comfortably send kids...
This clinical trial is currently recruiting. Families will participate in weekly sessions that focus on topics related to diabetes distress and parent-teen communication...
A diabetes diagnosis can be a scary thing, not just for the person who’s diagnosed but for that person’s loved ones as well. How can you support someone through a...
The American Diabetes Association has lowered the A1C target for children to less than 7.0%, aiming to improve long-term health outcomes without increasing hypoglycemic...
COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in the United States and in many parts of the world. We’re here to answer questions for people with diabetes. Are the vaccines...
Data presented at the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes’ virtual conference highlighted increased time in range in children and teens using...
If you or your child was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you probably have many questions about how to manage this new condition. Dr. Fran Kaufman explains...
The FreeStyle Libre 3 has been cleared by the FDA for people ages four and older. The new continuous glucose monitor is as small as two stacked US pennies, provides real...

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