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Living with T1D

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Carbohydrate counting

Living with T1D requires calculating the carbohydrates in all of the food you eat because carbs are the main source of blood glucose.

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 Eating disorders

Children, teens and women living with T1D are at a slightly higher risk of developing certain eating disorders.

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 Travel

Flying with T1D is no problem as long as you plan ahead and follow security measures.

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School

Diabetes should not get in the way of school for people with T1D. Here you can find some helpful tips for setting up a plan with your school that works for you and your child.

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Teens

Being a teen with T1D can be tough. Here you can find a few resources that can help make those years a little easier.

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College

College is often the first time teens are away from home and having T1D makes things more complicated. Feel more prepared with information and tips about this exciting transition.

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Driving

Driving with T1D requires diligence and extra attention to blood-sugar levels. Be safe and learn how to take extra care when you get behind the wheel.

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Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy with T1D requires special attention to ensure a healthy outcome for mother and child. Here you can find some basic information on planning family and having a safe pregnancy with T1D.

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