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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.

Dexcom Share – Peace of Mind for Loved Ones, Paving the Way for Next-Gen Mobile CGM.
The first six-year-old in the world to test the Bionic Pancreas.
Navigating diabetes in high school – the four strategies I follow to stay safe.
What can diabetes advocates learn from the HIV/AIDS movement? Part five of our exclusive interview with David Panzirer and Dana Ball.
Kids First, Diabetes Second – a guide to the small and big issues of raising a child with type 1 diabetes.
How this “disease interception” strategy could transform our knowledge of type 1 diabetes.
Our main takeaways from this conference: new apps, startling statistics, and more!
Josh Airth, a 17-year old with type 1 diabetes, recently participated in a clinical trial of the Medtronic 670G "hybrid-closed loop"system (insulin pump + Enlite 3 CGM...
Registration ends May 8 – join this amazing weekend of learning, networking, and meeting other young adults with type 1 diabetes.
What other fast food chains are already on board?
A new bill would put limits on fast food calories, fat, and sugar in kids’ meals.
When might this product reach the market?
New trial testing the inhaled, ultra-rapid insulin in 4-17 year olds.
Varying perspectives on a touchy subject, from Kerri Sparling of Six Until Me.
Another move from northern California to combat childhood obesity.
How a diabetes dog changed the lives of Stefany Shaheen’s family.
The story of one boy’s struggle with stigma.
How do the trends compare to childhood type 2 diabetes?
At the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference this month, I had the incredible opportunity to speak to ~100 teenagers with diabetes. My talk, “10 Tips for...
Kit includes a glucose monitor, an insulin pump and pen, glucose tablets, and more.