JDRF Blog

Ask the RD: Which sugar should you choose?

With so many on the market now – coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, molasses, honey, white sugar and brown sugar – it is tough to make a decision. Although it’s true that some are less refined, contain minerals, have a lower GI (raise your blood sugar slower), ...


What's your super food?

Recently I visited a nutritionist. Truth be told, I haven’t seen one in years. Partially because I didn’t want to take the time, partially because I was scared of what she might have to say. Change can be scary! 


Using ExCarbs to prevent low blood sugars

Often, preventing low blood sugars during/after exercise requires planning and adjustment of insulin. Even more challenging is when exercise is unplanned, and insulin has already been taken. In this case, extra carbs need to be taken to prevent low blood sugars.


Don’t let diabetes stop you!

Living with diabetes can often feel like a bit of a numbers game, since you’re constantly trying to balance out blood sugars that are influenced by food choices, stress, sleep, insulin doses, or other medications.


Out of your Office Chair and onto a Bike Seat

If you work in an office environment, chances are you spend most of your day sitting at a desk in front of a computer. JDRF wants to change that for one hour!


Go back-to-school with everything you need to manage your T1D

Whether your child is going to a new school or going into a different classroom, it is important for teachers and school staff to understand how to properly manage type 1 diabetes (T1D).


Rider Profile: JoAnne Cutler

As JoAnne Cutler ramps up to participate in her 9th JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research, we got the chance to sit down and talk to her about what her experience has been like thus far.


Hypos in Public

There are a few instances of hypoglycemia I’ve had that I’d like to forget. Hypos at home are tiring and draining enough as it is. Hypos in public are an entirely different beast. 


Ride 2014: Fundraising Tips and Tricks

The JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research is fast approaching and we want to help all of our participants to reach their personal fundraising goal. Whether you work in an office environment or you work from home, there are plenty of ways to make this happen.  


Pregnancy & T1D: Laura's Story P.3

In this three part series, we ask Laura all about her experience with pregnancy. From family planning to managing her T1D, Laura shares her experience with us.


Lets turn type one into type none