Type 1 and Type 1.5 (latent autoimmune diabetes of adults) diabetes are chronic autoimmune conditions which require daily management through insulin. Gestational diabetes begins in pregnancy and is diagnosed after a high blood sugar response; it is managed through diet and usually resolves after the baby is born. In this section we will cover managing diabetes through pregnancy, breastfeeding and while raising kids.

Celiac-Fibro-Type 1 Diabetes’ Life Lessons of Confidence & Bravery, From Mother To Daughter

Being a mother with three chronic illnesses (type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, and fibromyalgia) feels “normal” to me the same way that being a college student with those chronic illnesses felt “normal”…it’s all I know. But that doesn’t mean I don’t notice the way these conditions seep into my daily life and most recently, the way they impact my role as


A LADA Diabetes Mom’s Mantra: Embrace Change and Celebrate Life

“If I ever question myself, I am reminded quickly of the gifts diabetes has given me. I see my healthy son, I feel his bear hug, or I hear his words of pride and praise when he tells someone new that his mom is a diabetic who takes good care of herself.” I knew something was wrong. It wasn’t that


Can The Type 1 Diabetes Honeymoon Period Be Extended… Forever?

Diabetes mellitus (type 1 diabetes) is a condition where a lack of insulin production by the pancreas leads to hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), which can yield serious complications, especially in the long term.  All patients with type 1 diabetes (formerly known as juvenile-onset diabetes) must currently take insulin for the rest of their lives once diagnosed, because the cells of


Signs and Symptoms of Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance (often considered one component of a larger constellation known as “metabolic syndrome”) has become well recognized as an important indicator of the potential to develop diabetes (and cardiovascular disease, among others), with some doctors referring to it as “pre-diabetes”.  It occurs when the body’s cells no longer respond to insulin the way they should, and as a result,

Gestational Diabetes & Autoimmune

Gestational diabetes mellitus is chronically high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) that starts in or is first diagnosed during pregnancy.  Like other forms of glucose (blood sugar) intolerance, gestational diabetes is characterized by pancreatic β-cell dysfunction, which produces insufficient insulin to meet the body’s needs. Usually there are no signs or symptoms with gestational diabetes, but when present, they are generally mild