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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.

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Misguided questions, such as "can you eat that?" from well-meaning friends and family can feel infuriating. Sara Zarr shares how she responds to misconceptions without getting defensive but by fostering open communication. Continue Reading »

Halloween can be a tricky holiday to navigate. Here are some ways to make trick or treating safe for people with diabetes and some other fun activities to do that don't center around candy. Continue Reading »

People with diabetes are at a significantly higher risk of facing food insecurity than those without. The recent historic expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will have the ability to help millions improve their health and become food secure. Continue Reading »

DreaMed’s artificial intelligence platform, Advisor Pro, which can deliver insulin dosing recommendations is now FDA approved for people with diabetes on multiple daily injections therapy. Because doing the math and analysis to make manual dosing adjustments can be both time consuming and distracting, this platform can help simplify the process and get people access to quality care, remotely. Continue Reading »

Whether your child has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, figuring out nutrition for school and childcare is a big part of managing glucose numbers – as well as nourishing a growing body. Continue Reading »

The number of youths being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year is on the rise. Learn about the early signs of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, the latest approved treatments, methods of prevention, and much more. Continue Reading »

Abbott has released a new iPhone app for its FreeStyle Libre 2 which offers several important upgrades, including improved remote monitoring, which helps people with diabetes and healthcare professionals. The Android version is now FDA approved as well. Continue Reading »

diaTribe’s Director of Institutional Giving, Julie Heverly, shares the story of how misinformation and doubt challenged her to rethink pregnancy with type 1 diabetes, and how she was empowered to start a family. Continue Reading »

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