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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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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Diabetes and Mindfulness

Learning how to be mindful can take some practice, and it can be especially difficult to pay attention to experiences in the present moment when you are busy doing everything necessary to manage your diabetes. Even though it may not be easy, mindfulness can be a valuable tool you can use to help you manage difficult diabetes-related emotions.

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