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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.

College Diabetes Network’s free “Off to College” booklets on overcoming diabetes challenges during the college transition
Highlights from the first study of a commercial automated insulin delivery device. Plus, Medtronic’s latest software updates!
Revolution Foods, Plum Organics, and Kurbo Health: resources to bring nutrition education and meals to children in need.
Kit includes a glucose monitor, an insulin pump and pen, glucose tablets, and more.
How do the trends compare to childhood type 2 diabetes?
How a diabetes dog changed the lives of Stefany Shaheen’s family.
Varying perspectives on a touchy subject, from Kerri Sparling of Six Until Me.
New trial testing the inhaled, ultra-rapid insulin in 4-17 year olds.
When might this product reach the market?
A new bill would put limits on fast food calories, fat, and sugar in kids’ meals.
The hardest part about motivation is that everyone needs something different, and motivators can change over time. But for most of us with diabetes, motivation needs to...
Our top actionable tips for parents: straight from Friends for Life!
15 year-old Amelia Cooper was one of over 150 children who visited Washington, DC as delegates for JDRF Children's Congress on July 13-15. She and other children and...
Practical advice for eating and drinking to combat childhood obesity.
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...
The story of one boy’s struggle with stigma.
Another move from northern California to combat childhood obesity.
Registration ends May 8 – join this amazing weekend of learning, networking, and meeting other young adults with type 1 diabetes.
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...
Our main takeaways from this conference: new apps, startling statistics, and more!