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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.

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Provention Bio’s new injectable drug was recommended by an FDA committee for approval on May 25, 2021. Studies show that Teplizumab can delay, for people at risk for type 1, the onset of the condition for two years or more. Learn what happened at the FDA meeting and what might come next. Continue Reading »

The diaTribe team covers the latest in diabetes technology from the 14th annual ATTD 2021 international conference (set virtually this year). Here are our top highlights from day one – stay tuned for updates on the rest of the conference! Continue Reading »

Time in Range (TIR) is another number for people with diabetes to pay attention to and use to improve their daily diabetes management. We talked with three women in the diabetes community about how they use TIR as a helpful number to keep them on track and inform their care. Continue Reading »

The Your SAY: Hypoglycemia study is a 30-minute online survey that will help an international research team understand how severe low blood sugar affects quality of life – for people around the world living with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and their loved ones. Continue Reading »

How can fruit affect blood sugar, and are there certain types of fruit that are better for people with diabetes? Continue Reading »

How to recognize and treat severe hypoglycemia quickly – with emergency glucagon – and avoid a trip to the hospital. Continue Reading »

Public speaking professor Alan Uphold shares his experiences with severe low blood sugars and explains why it’s so important to communicate with your loved ones and care-partners about hypoglycemia. Continue Reading »

If you just got a continuous glucose monitoring system, you may be wondering how to use it most effectively and how to understand your glucose data. Read our tips, tricks, and things to consider. Continue Reading »

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