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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.

In Canada, the G6 is expected to launch in late 2019 with no fingersticks and 10-day wear
Transitioning care from parent to child can be a stressful time for families with diabetes – six strategies on how to reduce the burden
How I managed my blood sugars after emergency surgery, IV dextrose madness, why CGM is desperately needed in the hospital, the ludicrous cost of fingersticks, and more
A study is enrolling over 100 people with type 2 between the ages of 10 and 18 years, examining Jardiance and Tradjenta
MiniMed 670G becomes the first hybrid closed loop system officially approved for type 1 pediatric use; systems are available now. European approval also received for 7...
U500 insulin delivery through Omnipod pump, comparing insulin secretion between Mediterranean and ketogenic meals, a head-to-head with Afrezza and NovoLog, Qtern...
Funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Global Platform for the Prevention of Autoimmune Diabetes has an ambitious mission
Low-cost education services can help you learn new skills to eat well, stay active, and monitor blood sugar levels
An innovative program in Houston empowers members of faith communities to lead diabetes education, peer support, and prevention efforts in their communities
The new CITY trial will enroll 200 young adults with type 1 diabetes to study the impact of CGM use on diabetes, especially when A1c levels are high.The new CITY trial...
Acclaimed author James S. Hirsch on his encounter with a broken healthcare system while trying to obtain FreeStyle Libre for his teenage son
A new trial will test if the once-weekly injectable, Bydureon, is also safe and effective in adolescents.
How do I talk to family and friends about diabetes? Is this MY burden to bear? Are loved ones a “diabetes bright spot” or “diabetes police”?
New CONCEPTT trial results show improved newborn health and more time-in-range in women with type 1 diabetes using CGM during pregnancy
Learn from the experts about how best to support teens with diabetes and engage in difficult health and wellbeing conversations
Kerri Sparling on what it’s like to (attempt) balance raising young kids with managing diabetes – and how kids can be the best diabetes motivators
Ginger Vieira and Jennifer Smith’s month-to-month guide for managing blood sugars, nutrition, exercise, and mental health during pregnancy
The FDA decision on Novo Nordisk’s basal insulin is based on positive safety and efficacy data of Tresiba versus other basal insulins
The bold new recommendation for children and their parents
A world-renowned researcher’s seven tips for expectant mothers with type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes

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