What We Can Learn from DAFNE

For people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), it’s important to be a 24/7 disease manager, which can be a complicated task. At JDRF, we investigate how to make T1D management easier, which involves listening to what’s happening across the global T1D community. So when we heard from people with T1D “across the pond” in the […]

Redesigning Carbs: T1D and Celiac Disease

By Lindsey Bewley McCann Counting carbohydrates is second nature to most people who live with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Gauging grams of carbohydrates and translating the information into insulin calculations needed to cover them—it all becomes pretty routine. But what about the approximately 10 percent of people with T1D who also suffer from celiac disease? […]

Road Trip Tips

By Talley Henning Brown   Whatever shape your travels take, it’s a good idea to pay extra respect to type 1 diabetes (T1D). JDRF’s own “road warrior,” Andy Bell, who was diagnosed with T1D at age 14, is certainly a case in point. “For me, the journey has always been more meaningful than the destination,” […]

New in Town: A smart approach to searching for a new doctor

Question: I recently married and moved to a new area. I found a physician for type 1 diabetes (T1D) care and checked his credentials, and he seems good “on paper.” But is there a checklist of questions I can ask to gauge whether this is the right physician for me? Answer: First, congratulations on this […]

The Low Blood Sugar Fire Drill

By Darren Bolton Chalk it up to a “life lesson” that was well-learned and safely resolved. Sometimes you get thrown an unexpected curveball, just when you think you have everything under control. Here’s my story. When I was first asked to write this article about managing an emergency low-blood-sugar episode for Countdown, I was not […]