mySugr Companion is a diabetes-management app that helps people with insulin-treated diabetes take control of their therapy through play. One of the first registered medical devices in the iPhone App Store, Companion is now the top diabetes-management iPhone app in six European countries and the United States.
The benefits of exercise are wide ranging. Regular physical activity can help people manage their weight, sleep better, reduce the risk of some diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2D) and heart disease, and improve overall quality of life—among other proven benefits. People with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can gain the same benefits from exercise as […]
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 […]
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 […]
Sean Busby was introduced to snowboarding through a friend at age 12 and was excelling in the sport by age 14. He craved the intense speed, sharp wind, the blurry trees outlining the courses and the occasional layer of slushy snow on his board. When Sean felt he had attained enough skill, he started entering […]
Swimming. Carb counting. Bicycling. Blood sugar tests. Sounds like a summer camp for kids with type 1 diabetes, right? But this camp is different. It’s for adults with type 1. Designed for those with type 1 diabetes who consider fitness a priority, “Stroke, Spin, Stride” is the first training camp to support and train adults […]
Physical exercise is important for everyone’s health and well-being, but it’s especially important for people with diabetes. The steps a person with diabetes takes to improve overall fitness can be greatly beneficial, because regular exercise helps lower blood sugar levels and keep them in target range. Exercise physiologist Gary Scheiner, M.S., C.D.E., provides proactive diabetes […]
Moderated by Allison Blass Exercise is a crucial element of a healthy life with diabetes. Among a myriad of other benefits like burning calories and keeping the heart healthy, exercise also helps the body use insulin more effectively and helps to naturally lower blood sugar levels. People find different ways to stay active–hiking, biking, running, […]