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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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If you or your child was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you probably have many questions about how to manage this new condition. Dr. Fran Kaufman explains glucose levels and glucose targets, types of insulin and insulin doses, the honeymoon phase, and more Continue Reading »

The FreeStyle Libre 3 has been cleared by the FDA for people ages four and older. The new continuous glucose monitor is as small as two stacked US pennies, provides real-time readings directly to the mobile app via Bluetooth, and has the same list price as the Freestyle Libre 2. Continue Reading »

The MiniMed 770G system has been cleared by the FDA for people two years of age and older with type 1 diabetes. Its Bluetooth-connected pump and smartphone app make data uploading and sharing far easier; plus, a big win, 770G users can upgrade to the MiniMed 780G – the next generation MiniMed closed loop system – for free when available, for “automatic” updates Continue Reading »

As the school year approaches, families with diabetes are trying to determine how to safely navigate returning to school in the time of COVID-19 Continue Reading »

¿Te diagnosticaron hace poco diabetes tipo 2? La Dra. Francine Kaufman responde algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes para adolescentes con diabetes tipo 2 Continue Reading »

¿Te diagnosticaron hace poco diabetes tipo 1? La Dra. Francine Kaufman responde algunas de las preguntas más frecuentes Continue Reading »

Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre la diabetes gestacional, incluyendo consejos para hacer más fácil la vida con este trastorno Continue Reading »

A new consensus report for adults with type 2 diabetes demonstrates the massive benefits of diabetes self-management education and support programs. Read the recommendations for the four critical periods for DSMES services and hear from the report’s authors Continue Reading »