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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.

For someone with diabetes, forgetting supplies such as a glucometer or insulin can be a life-threatening risk. HelpAround is a mobile app currently in development that...
How to be a better patient and health care provider - Dr. Anne Peter’s top ten actionable tips for people with diabetes.
On July 10, the JDRF and 161 delegates for the Children’s Congress traveled to Capitol Hill inWashington, D.C. to call for support of type 1 diabetes research funding...
The “Bionic Kids” put the artificial pancreas through the rigors of summer camp.
In February, Dexcom submitted an application to expand the label for the G4 Platinum CGM (continuous glucose monitor) to pediatric patients who are as young as two years...
The artificial pancreas is coming – will it be connected to an iPhone? What we learned at Children with Diabetes - Focus on Technology.
In time for the beginning of this school year, DC Public Schools (DCPS) took a major step toward providing access to essential care for all its students with diabetes...
A new study from the University of North Carolina and the Chinese Center for Disease Control (CCDC) has found that diabetes is four times more common among Chinese...
During the US Open tennis tournament earlier this month, Larry Soler of the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) announced a pair of new initiatives to promote...
diaTribe salutes director Jennifer Mackenzie for her emerging film Sugar Babies . The documentary examines the impact of type 1 and type 2 diabetes on children in...
In June, First Lady Michelle Obama and Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger announced a bold new plan to ban commercials and advertisements for unhealthy food products targeted...
Special Conference Perspective: James S. Hirsch on the Human Drama of Diabetes
Nine year-old Boaz Alkalay offers a rare glimpse of diabetes through the eyes of a child.
We had the privilege of attending the inaugural Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Building a Healthier Future Summit in late 2011 in Washington, DC, where we...
Kerri Morrone Sparling reflects on the true meaning of ‘need’ in the global diabetes community…
Coco, Disney Publishing Worldwide's first character with type 1 diabetes. In partnership with Lilly Diabetes, Disney Publishing Worldwide has created its first character...
How can kids with diabetes most enjoy Halloween? Jim Hirsch shares his thoughts.
Larry Soler and Dr. James Gavin discuss Partnership for a Healthier America's efforts to fight childhood obesity.
Kelly reflects on her recent visit to Washington…
Teaching a child with type 1 diabetes the "facts of life"... Jim Hirsch reflects.

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