Grandparents: No Greater Reward

“When people ask me to go back to those first days and recall what would have made them easier and more bearable, my answer would be simple: a loved one, preferably a mother, who cared about me and my child,” says JDRF volunteer Moira McCarthy Stanford, whose daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at […]

From Type 1 to IronMan: A Triathlete's Journey

From Type 1 to IronMan: A Triathlete's Journey

Edward Liebowitz’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes couldn’t have come at a worse time. In April of 2007, at age 27, he had just been rejected from all of the graduate schools that he applied to and his confidence was at an all-time low. He realized he had a decision to make: He could either […]

Preparing for an Emergency

By Kathy Spain, R.N., C.D.E., mother of Will, diagnosed age 2 The disaster in the Gulf Coast region has deprived many people with diabetes of necessary medical supplies and life-sustaining insulin. Fortunately, there is help for these vulnerable people. The American Red Cross and other relief agencies have been working to help those with medical […]

Type 1 Diabetes and H1N1 Flu

The spread of H1N1 flu (also known as swine flu) has raised concerns among people with type 1 diabetes. You may have questions such as: What can I do to prevent H1N1? Should I (or my child with type 1) be vaccinated? How will H1N1 affect me (or my child) if I’m infected? What type […]

Q&A with World Renowned Chef Michel Nischan

Q&A with World Renowned Chef Michel Nischan

Michel Nischan, renowned chef, best-selling author, and winner of the 2004 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award, is credited with creating a cuisine of well-being. He focuses on pure ingredients and allows their natural flavors to dominate his dishes. Chef Nischan offered to share his personal relationship to type 1 diabetes and provides nutrition and cooking […]

Healthy Holiday Tips

The holiday season can be an especially tough time to stay healthy and on top of your diabetes management. Holiday parties, cold weather, travel, and stress can compound the everyday challenges of diabetes. The key is to stay focused on the basics: eating healthy, protecting your immune system, and staying active. Try incorporating these simple […]

Caring for Children in Troubled Times

By Barbara J. Anderson, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine In my 25-year practice as a pediatric psychologist, I learned a lot about traumatic stress in children from an 8-year-old patient with type 1 diabetes named Silas. Silas was attending a summer day camp near his home in Boston, when one day he […]

Diabetes Burnout: The "I Can't Take It Anymore" Syndrome

By Allison Blass Anyone who has had diabetes for, oh, a day, knows how challenging it can be. Whether you are a parent, friend, or someone with diabetes like me, the disease is a never-ending source of demands, confusion, and frustration. Most people eventually feel a sense of “diabetes burnout” (a term coined by diabetes […]

Managing Sick Days

JDRF has prepared the following tips to help you better manage sick days–but be sure to talk to your doctor as well. These general guidelines will most likely need to be adjusted depending on the person with type 1 diabetes and the nature and severity of the illness. Monitor blood sugar levels more frequently When […]