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Do you live with type 1 diabetes? Do you care for someone who does? Whether you've been recently diagnosed or living with the disease for years, How 2 Type 1 is for you. This video series, developed in partnership with the Diabetes Leadership Foundation, aims to provide support, knowledge, expert advice, and actionable steps to help you and others in the type 1 diabetes community thrive.

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Episode 1 | Introduction

Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed, lived with it for a while and want to step up your management, or if someone you care about has Type 1 diabetes, this series is for you. Learn some expert tips and strategies, and have some fun along the way.

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Episode 2 | The Absolute Basics

Type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming at the best of times – this video discusses the absolute basics to ensure that you’re set up for success in managing the disease and living your best life.

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Episode 3 | Top Tips

Now that you’ve explored the basics, it’s time to dive a bit deeper and learn some key tips for confident, secure Type 1 diabetes management. Take note of these 10 foundational tips to thrive with T1D!

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Episode 4 | Understanding Your New Normal with Type 1 Diabetes 

Being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes comes with a lot of surprises, new responsibilities, and skills to learn. This video will explore some key self-management principles that will help approach your diagnosis with confidence and capability.

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Episode 5 | The Art of Driving with Type 1: Food, Exercise and Insulin

Type 1 diabetes is often a delicate balance between food, exercise, and insulin – and while achieving this balance can be hard, this video will showcase some tried-and-true strategies for keeping all three in check.

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Episode 6 | Why Insulin is So Important (and Imperfect)

Let's talk insulin! It's vitally important, and it can often be a source of stress and uncertainty. This video will explore the different categories of insulin, and introduce a few principles for managing this miraculous fluid with peace of mind.

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Episode 7 | Basal Insulin: The Long-Acting Staple of Type 1 Management

Basal insulin is a key part of the T1D self-management equation. Learn more about what it does, your daily doses and ratios, and guidelines for making changes.

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Episode 8 | Bolus Insulin: Making a Habit of the Short-Acting Boost to Prevent Spikes

Bolus insulin makes a huge impact on day-to-day T1D management. Learn more about why it's important, how it relates to basal insulin, and small, sustainable habits to help build consistency and comfort.

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Episode 9 | What Can Go Wrong: Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia

Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, or low and high blood sugar, can be dangerous and daunting. Explore why these tend to happen, habits that can minimize risk, and the importance of self-care.

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Episode 10 | You (Kinda) Are What You Eat: Nutrition and Type 1

Living with Type 1 diabetes, food can be a challenging topic. Watch this video to learn more about the ways your body uses food, building meals that work for you, and tips for managing insulin.

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Episode 11 | How Exercise Can Shake Up (and Smooth Out) Your Blood Glucose

Dive into how exercise affects blood glucose and insulin sensitivity, the different impacts of high- and low-intensity workouts, and strategies to help maximize the positive effects of exercise.

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Episode 12 | The Mind-Body Connection: How Physical Health is Mental Health

Good mental health is an essential ingredient in T1D management. Learn more about the role of acceptance, following through, holding core values, and being willing to start fresh.


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