Caring for a Type 1 diabetic child

The Parents’ Guide to a Safe & Happy Childhood with Diabetes

Caring for a child with type 1 diabetes may be overwhelming for the parents at first. Besides the health concerns, there’s a lot to learn and plenty of lifestyle changes to incorporate at home.
August 27, 2022
Can diabetes cause glaucoma?

Can Diabetes Cause Glaucoma And Other Eye Conditions?

While diabetic retinopathy and macular edema are the most common eye complications in people with diabetes, diabetes almost doubles your chances of having glaucoma.
August 23, 2022
Diabetes, IBDs, and Crohn's disease

Is There a Link Between IBD, Crohn’s Disease, and Diabetes?

People with diabetes are at higher risk of having inflammatory bowel diseases, and vice versa. What links these two chronic health conditions? Both genetics and risk factors are involved.
August 20, 2022
Links between diabetes and arthritis

What's the Link between Diabetes and Arthritis?

50% of adults with diabetes also have some sort of arthritis and vice versa. While common risk factors are involved, the relationship between the two condition is much more complex.
August 20, 2022
4AllFamily insulin vial protectors

Insulin vial protectors: Why you should absolutely use one!

Insulin vial protectors are usually made with flexible silicone that provides a bouncing effect on impacts. It prevents insulin vials from shattering when dropped on the floor.
August 18, 2022
Insulin vials

How Long Do Insulin Vials Last & How Many You Need Per Month?

Insulin vials last until their expiration date if kept on the fridge. Once opened, they only last for a month. How many vials you need per month depends on how much insulin you're using per day.
August 09, 2022
Missed dose of insulin

What Happens If You Miss A Dose Of Insulin?

Missing a dose of insulin is stressful, but it happens to everyone with diabetes. Here's what to do when you forget an insulin injection!
August 01, 2022
Prefilled insulin syringes

Can You Prefill Insulin Syringes? How Long are they Good For?

Prefilling insulin syringes is common practice among diabetes nurses and patients. But is it safe? How to do it properly? How to store your preloaded syringes?
July 29, 2022
Tips for Hiking with Diabetes: How to Keep Your Insulin Cool and Stay Safe on the Trail

Tips for Hiking with Diabetes: How to Keep Your Insulin Cool and Stay Safe on the Trail

Hiking can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise. However, taking precautions to stay safe and healthy while hiking is essential. Here are some tips...
June 16, 2022
The Ultimate Traveling With Diabetes Checklist

The Ultimate Traveling With Diabetes Checklist

If you have diabetes, traveling can seem like a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be! With a little bit of preparation, you can travel easily and make sure...
June 04, 2022
Traveling With Insulin Needles on a Plane: What You Should Know

Traveling With Insulin Needles on a Plane: What You Should Know

If you're a person with diabetes who needs to take insulin injections, then you know that traveling can be a bit of a challenge. You need to ensure that you...
June 04, 2022
Shower with an insulin pump

How to shower or swim with an insulin pump?

Unless you have a waterproof insulin pump, you must take extra precautions to protect your device from water when showering, bathing, or swimming.
April 07, 2022