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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.

How this “disease interception” strategy could transform our knowledge of type 1 diabetes.
What other fast food chains are already on board?
Navigating diabetes in high school – the four strategies I follow to stay safe.
Dexcom Share – Peace of Mind for Loved Ones, Paving the Way for Next-Gen Mobile CGM.
ADA’s new childcare position statement – how parents can get the best care for their kids with diabetes.
The curious milestone of a diabetes anniversary.
Kerri Sparling ( ) discusses CGM in the Cloud, explaining what it is and how it works. Sparling writes about its benefits and drawbacks that are leading...
What's in store for the Bionic Pancreas? diaTribe visits the Camp Joslin clinical trial in 6-11 year olds for an insider look.
Do people with diabetes feel social stigma? Results from a new survey could change the way we talk about diabetes...
Twitter Summary: The ShugaTrak app sends updates on child’s BGM to parents in real time – currently available for Android phones At this year’s Friends for Life...
Twitter summary: Growing up with #diabetes can be complicated. What Drs. Peters and Laffel recommend, and how it relates to a new ENDO toolkit On July 29, the Endocrine...
Kids First, Diabetes Second – a guide to the small and big issues of raising a child with type 1 diabetes.
What can diabetes advocates learn from the HIV/AIDS movement? Part five of our exclusive interview with David Panzirer and Dana Ball.
The first six-year-old in the world to test the Bionic Pancreas.
Why aren’t there more therapies and devices for pediatric patients? Find out why and what we can do to help.
On May 7, the results of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study published in JAMA found a 21% increase in type 1 diabetes and 31% rise in type 2 diabetes in children...
What do Michelle Obama, soda, and cities have in common? Our top five patient takeaways from PHA this year.
Fighting for awareness and access to diabetes supplies in school – The story of an inspired and inspiring family in Virginia.
Top 10 Things I Wish My Parents Knew When I Was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
This upcoming March 15, Carb DM, the Greater Bay Area Chapter of JDRF, and Diabetes Youth Families are teaming up to host the Bay Area Diabetes Summit for people with...