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For many people, being responsible for the care of someone with diabetes –be it a child, a parent, a relative, or a friend – can feel overwhelming at times. Every person with diabetes has their own unique story and their own care needs, and thanks to healthcare professionals, new therapies and technologies, and a multitude of resources, helping someone manage their diabetes to live a long, healthy, and happy life is absolutely possible.

But we know it isn’t easy to negotiate the day-to-day challenges, confusing options, and multiple uncertainties of helping a loved one handle the condition. At diaTribe, we strive to provide a diverse array of articles that offer advice, support, and encouragement to all those who are helping someone live well with diabetes.

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The number of youths being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year is on the rise. Learn about the early signs of type 2 diabetes in children and adolescents, the latest approved treatments, methods of prevention, and much more. Continue Reading »

Abbott has released a new iPhone app for its FreeStyle Libre 2 which offers several important upgrades, including improved remote monitoring, which helps people with diabetes and healthcare professionals. Continue Reading »

diaTribe’s Director of Institutional Giving, Julie Heverly, shares the story of how misinformation and doubt challenged her to rethink pregnancy with type 1 diabetes, and how she was empowered to start a family. Continue Reading »

The FDA recently approved BYDUREON BCise (an extended-release version of the GLP-1 drug, exenatide) for teens with type 2 diabetes. Recently published data shows disturbingly high rates and serious diabetes complications in people who develop type 2 diabetes at a young age suggesting the need for aggressive early treatment and more treatment options.  Continue Reading »

Adolescence can be a confusing time, and this is doubly true for teenagers with type 1 diabetes. At a stage when everyone is starting to figure out who they are, the teenager with type 1 must also decide how much they want diabetes to be a part of their identity. Katie Bacon, the mother of a teenager with type 1, spoke with a range of experts and peers who shared their expertise and experiences on this subject. Continue Reading »

The American Diabetes Association's 81st Scientific Sessions brought together great minds in diabetes for exciting news and discussions. Check out highlights from the largest conference in diabetes, including automated insulin delivery, continuous glucose monitoring, extremely promising drugs in development, and more. Continue Reading »

David Kendall and Danilo Verge of Zealand Pharma spoke with diaTribe about Zegalogue (dasiglucagon), a new emergency glucagon injection used to treat severe hypoglycemia in people with diabetes over the age of six. Read their insights on this life-saving treatment. Continue Reading »

The American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions is going strong. Updates from days two and three include promising Omnipod 5 results, Medtronic’s seven-day infusion set, and Control-IQ real-world data. Continue Reading »

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