The holidays usually mean lots of changes in your normal routine—changes in eating habits, activities, stress levels, and surroundings, among others. When you have a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), these changes require extra careful planning, but with a positive attitude and some practical tips, you can still have a wonderful holiday season.
Coming to grips with the emotional challenges of a new diabetes diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience for families. At a time when patients and parents are at their most vulnerable, they must quickly overcome the initial shock of the diagnosis, learn complex information, make considerable lifestyle changes, and help develop new attitudes and behaviors. […]
A new type of “eating” disorder has surfaced recently, one that only strikes people with type 1 diabetes, many of whom are young women. Sometimes referred to as “diabulimia,” this condition occurs when type 1 individuals skip or restrict their required insulin doses in order to lose weight. Called “ED-DMT1 by medical professionals, diabulimia and […]
Learning the symptoms and how to cope In the 40-plus years since Larry was diagnosed with diabetes, he has raised a son through a divorce and brought up three step-daughters. He has suffered from complications of his type 1 diabetes that led to him losing his sight in one eye. And he’s suffered from depression, […]