Type 1 Diabetes

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about type 1 diabetes, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

A Novel Way to Track Blood Sugar During Exercise

The first-ever device developed specifically for monitoring glucose levels during exercise may hit the market soon.

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Just Say No to Sugar-Free Candy

Sugar-free chocolates and candies can be tempting when you have diabetes, but they can still affect your blood sugar. Look out for these common side effects.

By Ginger Vieira

Diabetes in History

Learn about the origins of diabetes in history and how treatment has developed over the years and changed our modern understanding of the disease.

By Eileen Bailey

What You Need to Know About Older, Lower-Cost Insulin

Older insulins are a low-cost alternative to expensive new insulins. Learn about NPH and Regular insulins, where to get them, and how to use them.

By Mary Shomon

7 Things You Don't Know About Diabetes Unless You Live With It

Diabetes is not always how the media portrays it. Here are 7 truths about diabetes you would never know unless you live with it.

By Ginger Vieira

Early Type 1 Diabetes Shortens Life Expectancy

While it’s well-known that type 1 diabetes reduces life expectancy, a study provides more information about age of diabetes onset and lifespan.

By Diane Domina

Tips for Using a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitor

Try these helpful tips to help you optimize your Dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM), improve your ability to track and manage your bloods sugar.

By Mary Shomon

What You Need to Know About Implantable CGMs

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) use a sensor inserted below the skin. Learn about the different implantable CGM products and how they compare.

By Mary Shomon

When You Can’t Afford Insulin: Options and Advice

Insulin therapy for diabetes can become extremely expensive. Learn more about the different options that can help you with the cost of this life-saving drug.

By Mary Shomon

Preparing for Pregnancy with Type 1 Diabetes

There have been many medical advances that have made pregnancy with diabetes less risky. Here’s what you need to know about planning your pregnancy.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Can a Very Low-Carb Diet Control Type 1 Diabetes?

A very low-carbohydrate diet can help improve blood sugar control in people with type 1 diabetes without significantly raising the risk for hypoglycemia.

By Diane Domina