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Caregivers & Parents

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.

Learn how to navigate different health insurance options after you age out of your parent’s insurance plan. Plus, what to consider that is specific to managing diabetes
FDA approval the fast-acting insulin for children means that children will have more flexibility in their mealtime insulin dosing
A low carb diet can be difficult to follow, especially for children. Katie Bacon explains several ways in which low carb principles can be adapted to real life
diaTribe Community Manager, Cherise Shockley, shares the story of her diabetes diagnosis and how that diagnosis affected her family
Jamie Kurtzig, a high school student living with type 1 diabetes, just published a book of 100 poems that she has written over the last ten years
By Kerri Sparling Leer este artículo en español. When the ability to share my CGM data came to fruition, I was excited. And nervous. Chris and I talked briefly about...
By Ursula Biba and Eliza Skoler The new State of Childhood Obesity report and website show that youth obesity is prevalent in the US, leading to high rates of adult...
What is it like having a sibling with diabetes, and what can someone do to support their sibling with diabetes? 20-year-old Alexandra Varon shares insight on having a...
This currently recruiting study will support FDA submission of Tandem’s Control-IQ hybrid closed loop for children six years of age or older
New updates include time-in-range goals, heart health benefits of GLP-1 agonist Trulicity, and recommendation of GLP-1 agonist Victoza for children and teens with type 2...
As we enter hurricane season, here are three important steps people with diabetes can take to prepare for natural disasters
Lilly’s Baqsimi is a needle-free, simple treatment for severe hypoglycemia – bringing long-needed innovation to use of glucagon in emergency settings. Expected in...
Children, ages 4 to 17, met with Members of Congress to help them understand what it’s like to live with type 1 diabetes and why research for a cure is so important...
The importance of communication, returning to a “new normal”, overcoming fear, and finding community for a newly diagnosed teen
Powerful A1C-lowering from Victoza now an option for ages 10-17, in addition to metformin and insulin
Over 160 children and teens living with type 1 diabetes were selected to travel to Washington D.C. for three days, meeting with politicians and lawmakers to advocate for...
The importance of sleep for teens with diabetes. Plus, key sleep strategies from young adults living with diabetes!
Dr. Diana Isaacs on CGM, “shared” appointments, and identifying “Bright Spots” and “Landmines.” Plus, how to find a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist near you
When will we see a 670G with Bluetooth and remote monitoring? Also, the upcoming MiniMed 780G with automatic boluses, a seven-day wear infusion set, and better Medtronic...
How Jamie Kurtzig, a high school student using a DIY automated insulin delivery system, manages her type 1 diabetes

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