Though we are all hopeful for an eventual cure for Type 1 diabetes, the continued wins researchers are seeing in their quest to create an artificial pancreas is heartening.
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We’ve tried lots of different foods when our son suffers from low blood glucose levels (hypoglycemia). Depending on how low he is and what activities he’s about to undertake we’ve gotten comfortable with a good variety of different choices. The obvious goal when treating hypoglycemia is to get some food into the body that will [...]
Here’s a great, brief article that came from the American Diabetes Association’s Parents eNewsletter. Tips for Sleepovers The following section was taken from posts on the Place for Parents Message Board on diabetes.org. These tips should not replace advice and/or recommendations from a health care provider but reflect issues that parents deal with day-to-day. “I [...]
Hyperglycemia occurs when blood glucose levels rise beyond normal levels. Unlike hypoglycemia there are typically no immediate negative side-effects, however it is hyperglycemia that tends to be the long-term battle of most people with diabetes. Because those with Type 1 diabetes are not able to produce insulin, there is the constant danger of rising blood [...]
A nice introductory video about the different forms of insulin and how to administer it. Good luck to ‘HardtobeSweet’ with all of her videos. Link to video: Injecting Insulin
Traveling with diabetes and taking insulin on a plane was something we experienced right away. Our son was diagnosed while he was visiting Thailand and so only a week after getting out of the hospital we were on our way back to the U.S. Not only were we still shell-shocked with the diagnosis and not [...]
Here’s an interesting news video talking about three new medical inventions to help reduce the number of punctures associated with diabetes. It includes discussion of a new device to help diagnose diabetes by reading glucose levels through the skin, a new breath-based glucose monitoring device that would hopefully replace your normal glucose monitoring pricks, and [...]
We’ve been really pleased with our EatSmart Nutritional scale. As we begun to learn about carb counting we really had no basis for understanding portions and carbs within different foods. The EatSmart Nutritional scale came to our rescue.
Valencia biotechnology company MannKind Corp. thought it had encouraging news about its experimental insulin inhaler on Tuesday. But Wall Street wasn’t buying it. For months, skeptical traders have expressed concern that the diabetes drug, if approved by the Food and Drug Administration, might end up with an FDA cancer advisory. Fears that the inhaler would [...]
This will be our first year celebrating Halloween since our son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We hope we do it right. Our primary philosophy is to allow him to experience as normal a Halloween as possible. He’s got his school costume party, a separate one that he is heading to at the local [...]