My Days of Blood Sugar Testing Torture Are Over!

The Freestyle Libre has been a game-changer for a lot of people with type 2 diabetes. If you’ve always hated finger sticks, this may be the device for you!

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A Dose of Dr. E

“Standard Deviation” can sound like an intimidating term, but all it means is how much our blood sugars bounce around from day to day. It can be a really useful tool to help us know what times of day we’re in range, and where we might need to make some adjustments for better control.

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The Hottest Things in Type 1!

Drs. Jeremy Pettus and Schafer Boeder led our Type 1 Spotlight Series in San Diego recently, and they covered trending topics in type 1 from new oral meds to groundbreaking glucagon spray.

read more’s Guide to Dialysis and Kidney Disease has a comprehensive guide to understanding kidney disease and dialysis.

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New Supplement for Type 2 Diabetes & Prediabetes

Lysulin is a nutritional supplement for people with Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome that contains three active ingredients (lysine, vitamin C and zinc) that have all been shown to lower blood glucose levels, as well as glycated proteins, like HbA1c.

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UCSD Gastroparesis Study

The University of California San Diego is conducting a study testing the efficacy of Ghrelin agonist Relamoerlin in diabetic gastroparesis. This study does involve visits to the research clinic in San Diego so participants should live close by. 

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Simple & Savory Avocado Toast

This recipe is probably one of the easiest ones we will publish, but that doesn’t take anything away from how good it is.  Plus it’s a fast on-the go option for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anything in between.

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Why My Husband’s Colonoscopy Scared the Crap Out of Me Too

In our house, this year has been a season of firsts, though none of them are things we’d want to post about on Facebook: receiving AARP invites, getting comfortable saying the “F” word in public (“I’m Fifty”) and having mandatory medical exams below the waist.

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Why I Set My CGM to Alarm Me at 100mg/dL

After studying the human body in medical school and gaining a better understanding of my disease, my CGM now warns me if my blood sugar drops below 100. And my diabetes control has never been better. What? Below 100? 100 is considered low?

Allow me to explain. There have been a number of factors that have lead me to make this change.

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Sugar Ain’t Always Sweet

Did you know if you are eating carbohydrates, you are eating sugar? There is hidden sugar everywhere, even in a burrito! Don’t be fooled by foods that don’t taste sweet or boast of having “no sugar” on the package.

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