I have Type 1 diabetes. I love to write. I’m happy when I am helping others. I speak up when it’s important. I have a passion for sharing knowledge and learning new technology. I was BORN to BLOG!

And then I met other T1Ds who are cool and love to help others. We put our heads and hearts together … to bring more resources and knowledge to our amazing diabetes community. We’re making improvements every day … come back often, let us know what you think. Say hello to Glenn, Cassidy, Sara, Saira and Kenny … plus our amazing webmaster, Dave (almost an honorary T1D)! And thank you for stopping by!

— Joanne Laufer Milo, The Savvy Diabetic

What is your definition of an advocate?

What is your definition of an advocate?

Officially, dictionaries define an advocate as a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. But an advocate is so much more than that. To begin with, an advocate is someone who identifies with a need, an issue. They can see a problem,...

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What Do Your A1c Test Results Really Mean?

Catherine Price | February 23, 2014 The hemoglobin A1c test, as we all know, is supposed to give a sense of your average blood glucose levels over the past three months. But here’s a question for you: have you ever tried to figure out what those average blood glucose...

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Offending ‘Miss Manners’

Offending ‘Miss Manners’

My mother used to be terrified that, if I took an injection in public, the police would come to arrest me first and ask questions later.  She wanted me to "do it" in private ... but I just refused. February 21, 2014 Earlier this week advice columnist Judith...

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Timing of Exercise and Meals

Timing of Exercise and Meals

June 22, 2013 by Gabe Mirkin, MD In North America, more than 35 percent of the population becomes diabetic, and most cases of diabetes could be prevented with exercise. A high rise in blood sugar levels causes sugar to stick on the surface of cells. Once there, the...

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You Should Exercise Every Day?!

You Should Exercise Every Day?!

June 20, 2013 by Gabe Mirkin, MD Men who exercised regularly stopped exercising for just one week. Both those who were lean and those who were overweight had rises in blood factors that are abnormal in diabetics (Metabolism-Clinical and Experimental, September 20,...

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