Posts Categorized: Diabetes

Living with Diabetes – Diet and Exercise

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic condition characterized by a deficiency of insulin, a hormone needed to bring glucose from the bloodstream into the cells. As we eat our body breaks down glucose, however, those with type 1 diabetes do not have enough insulin to be able to keep that blood sugar at a normal… Read more »

Preparing Adolescents and Young Adults for Lifelong Diabetes Management

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. If being a teenager is no picnic, being a teenager with type 1 diabetes (T1DM) can be downright challenging. Adolescents and young adults with diabetes experience significant physical, psychological, and situational demands. They seek independence from parents who have been managing their diabetes at the time that hormonal changes result… Read more »