Everybody Hates Pricks!

Everybody Hates Pricks!

It’s the end of an era! The Dexcom G6 has made fingersticks a thing of the past for people with type 1 diabetes. Dr. Edelman and Dr. Pettus give their review of the newest version of Dexcom’s CGM with its new sensor, inserter, transmitter and customizable alarms.

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The Newest Fast-Acting Insulins – How Fast Is Fast?

The Newest Fast-Acting Insulins - How Fast Is Fast?

With several new fast-acting insulins on the market, is it still necessary to pre-bolus before meals? How fast-acting are they really? Endocrinologist and type 1 Dr. Jeremy Pettus compares, contrasts, and gives his vote.

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Tips on Glucose Management During and After Exercise
for Type 1s

Tips on Glucose Management During and After Exercise <br />for Type 1s

A ton of research is being done in the field of glucose management during and after exercise, and we asked two top researchers who are also athletes living with type 1, to provide insights into their work and to share their personal training regimens.

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My Detailed Review of the MiniMed 670G from Medtronic

My Detailed Review of the MiniMed 670G from Medtronic

The MiniMed 670G from Medtronic is an insulin pump coupled with a glucose sensor. I decided to try it partially out of professional interest and partially out of personal interest, as my blood glucose control hasn’t been the greatest the past couple of years. Since I started using 670G, my overall blood glucose control is better, but I have to keep reminding myself of this non-consequential fact, because every day I find things about this system that I don’t particularly like.

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DIY Looping

DIY Looping

Steve and I had the pleasure of going to Vienna, Austria together two weeks ago for the diabetes technology meeting, and while there definitely was some cool stuff presented in the artificial pancreas world, my update comes from my own AP world. As I’ve mentioned before, I started on LOOP about 4 months ago, and I think I’m finally ready to give an update on it.

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One CGM, Two CGMs, Red CGM, Blue CGM

One CGM, Two CGMs, Red CGM, Blue CGM

Two type 1 endocrinologists review the pros and cons of the latest CGMs to hit the market – Abbott’s Freestyle Libre and Senseonics’ Eversense.

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Raise Awareness for Diabetes with Your Warrior Call!

Raise Awareness for Diabetes with Your Warrior Call!

Join forces with TCOYD during Diabetes Awareness Month and show the WORLD what it means to be a diabetes WARRIOR!

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Your Own Personal Lab in the Palm of Your Hand

Your Own Personal Lab in the Palm of Your Hand

Your glucose meter is truly your own personal laboratory in the palm of your hand. Every person living with diabetes should have, and use, a glucose meter! Knowing your blood sugar level in relation to eating, exercising, sleeping, concurrent illnesses, emotional stress, medications, and all of the other many factors that can effect our glucose levels throughout the day and night is invaluable.

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A Highlight from My Diabetes Blooper Reel

A Highlight from My Diabetes Blooper Reel

We all have them…mistakes we’ve made that we don’t even want to share with our own mother. Dr. Jeremy Pettus puts it all out there and gets real about what recently happened when he took the right dose of the wrong insulin.

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Why I’m excited about Tandem’s X2 Dexcom G5 software update

In late August, the FDA approved Tandem Diabetes’ long-awaited first software update for their X2 Insulin Pump that enables Dexcom G5 integration. With a FREE simple software update performed in the comfort of their own home, thousands of X2 users can now display CGM data (from the Dexcom G5 Mobile System) directly on their Tandem pump screen.

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