Testing for type 1 diabetes has advanced dramatically in the last several years. Currently, a simple fingerstick blood test can detect antibodies that identify children who are at a high risk of developing type 1 diabetes. However, there is no way to prevent type 1 diabetes.
Last week, my insulin pump and my CGM and I traveled to Chicago for a 3-day business meeting. Upon arrival at the hotel, I took my insulin vial out of the clear plastic baggie that the TSA recommends, and put it into the hotel room’s mini-refrigerator. I keep my travel vial of insulin in the baggie, wrapped in an old but clean white…