Ramadan and Type 1 Diabetes

More caution and perhaps more restraint are necessary in breaking a fast than in keeping it. ~Mahatma Gandhi You know what, I fasted (followed Rozas) for all 30 consecutive days during Ramadan last year! You may wonder why I’m bragging about it especially when millions of people around the world do it. But as a […]

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8 Diabetes-Friendly Tips for Handling the Summer Heat

There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days and all that outdoor time with loved ones. Unfortunately, the season also poses risks, especially if you have diabetes. All that sun, heat and humidity can cause dehydration, skin problems, heat exhaustion and spoil your medication.There’s a lot to love about summer—warm weather, long days […]

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What You Should Know About Celiac Disease

After years of living with Type 1 diabetes, you’re a pro at counting carbs and adjusting insulin doses. Over the past year, however, your diabetes has become difficult to control. You’ve experienced weight loss, frequent bouts of diarrhea, and fatigue. You’ve also had fluctuating blood glucose levels – both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia – and needed […]

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Analyze This!

Interpreting Your Blood Sugar Monitoring Log Picture this: You’re sitting in an exam room at your doctor’s office. The nurse pokes her head in and says, “Sorry for the wait. He’ll be right with you.” Yeah, you’ve heard that before. To kill some time, you start building a miniature fort out of tongue depressors on […]

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