“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.read more →
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.read more →
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.read more →
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.read more →
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.read more →
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.read more →
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.read more →