Raising the Game

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.

Don’t Sweat It! Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes

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 […]

What We Like about Lycopene

Controlling blood-glucose levels may be first and foremost on the minds of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but managing risk factors for heart disease should also be a priority. People with T1D have a higher risk of developing heart disease—conditions that include heart attack, congestive heart failure, and stroke. Because of this, keeping blood […]

Having a Happy T1D Holiday

Sweeping your gaze over the holiday food spread, you can’t help but notice that the eating options lean heavily in favor of high-carb, high-sugar, and high-octane type 1 diabetes (T1D) trouble: candy canes, gingerbread houses, heaping plates of festive cookies, eggnog, and sweet-potato pies. Even seemingly innocent sugarplums are in on the oversaturation of sugar […]

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? […]

Talking about T1D

By Kerri Sparling “Hi! I’m Kerri, and I have type 1 diabetes.” This is not normally the way I introduce myself to people. (Actually, this is never the way I introduce myself to people—bit of a creepy opener, wouldn’t it be?) I’m not shy when it comes to talking about my type 1 diabetes (T1D) […]

Something Fishy about Omega-3s and Heart Health, Researchers Say

Lots of people with—and without—type 1 diabetes (T1D) are increasing their consumption of certain kinds of fish, such as salmon and mackerel, as well as taking fish oil supplements, to gain the reputed health benefits associated with the omega-3 fatty polyunsaturated fatty acids (“omega-3s”) contained in these foods and supplements. Well, here’s some news to […]

Making a Big Splash

By Julie Mettenburg   On July 12, Gary Hall Jr. will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame at the Harris Theater in Chicago. It’s a fitting honor for this athlete who has shattered records along with barriers for athletes with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Hall was diagnosed with T1D in March 1999 […]