Emergency Preparedness for Type 1 Diabetes

From the wrath of Hurricane Sandy along the eastern seaboard to devastating wildfires in the west, the past two years have shattered previous records for natural disaster destruction in the United States. The hardships and chaos these catastrophes cause are difficult enough. But factor in the added demands of managing type 1 diabetes (T1D), and […]

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,” […]

Traveling with Diabetes

By Kalia Doner No matter where you’ll be spending your vacation, summer is a time to kick back and relax. For a person with diabetes that might sound easier than it actually is, but with just a little bit of planning, a relaxing vacation can be simple. “Just give yourself plenty of time to get […]

Up Close: “Leaving My Comfort Zone”

By Kathryn Larson I still wonder, “What was I thinking?” I had spent my entire life in a secure community near Denver, yet when I was presented with the opportunity to take a two-week tour of Vietnam, I jumped at it – in spite of the fact that not only was I new to travel, […]

Blogger Round Table Session 3: Travel with Type 1 Diabetes

Moderated by Allison Blass Traveling with diabetes can be very tricky when trying to balance blood sugars when changing time zones or getting medical supplies through the heightened security of our airports. Although it can sometimes seem like you’re packing to move rather than go on a simple one-week vacation, it’s important to bring enough […]