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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Dose of Dr. E: How to Save a Life with Glucagon

Everyone with type 1 should have a glucagon kit. Glucagon raises blood sugars if you’re having an extreme low. Learn how to use it and hear what new glucagon products are coming soon that will be much more user friendly!

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A Dose of Dr. E: Avoiding Vascular Complications

In this Dose of Dr. E, Dr. Edelman explains the difference between macro and microvascular complications, why it’s important to know the difference, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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A Dose of Dr. E: The Diabetes Warranty Program

Most people who have lived with diabetes for awhile know how important it is to have your A1c checked routinely, but there are several other “regularly scheduled maintenance” checkups Dr. Edelman recommends to help protect you against complications down the road.

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A Dose of Dr. E: Sick Day Rules

Should you give yourself more or less insulin if you’re sick?  What if you can’t hold anything down at all?  Are “sick day rules” different for people with type 1 than type 2?  Dr. Edelman explains what to do when you have the flu.

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Cure-Based Therapies for Type 1s

What the heck are cure-based therapies? Well, the AP is not a cure but a darned good form of therapy that will bridge the gap until there is a cure. This talk will focus on the area of research that is going for the gold…a real cure…from prevention for our loved ones who have tested positive with diabetes-causing antibodies to the implantation of islet cells. This panel of experts has some of the world’s smartest folks in this space and will leave viewers with some real hope…and hope is where it’s at!

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Sugar Surfing

You can’t stop the waves of fluctuating blood glucose levels but you can learn to surf. For those considering or already using Continuous Glucose Monitoring, this talk is for you. Dr. Stephen Ponder, a pediatric endocrinologist and a type 1 himself, takes you beyond the basics and shows you a better way to manage your blood glucose levels. He debunks the myths surrounding classic diabetes management while teaching you a better way. Watch him “Hang Ten”!

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Bolusing: Accounting For Fats & Proteins

The practice of bolusing for just carbs is plain wrong. Yep, we said it! You may not realize that proteins and fats also raise your glucose values but at different rates. Howard will explain to us how different nutrients affect our glucose values and more importantly, how to bolus for them.

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It’s Not Just About Your A1c

What is the best way to know what your average blood glucose has been over the past few months? It is not the A1c test! The A1c test has many faults and, of course, the time in range, glycemic variability, and other measurements for glycemic control are of greater value to those of us with type 1. Irl is an international expert on this topic and will help you demystify A1c.

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A Debate: Pumps vs. Daily Injections

he conclusion of this debate will be that it comes down to personal choice, but Dr. Edelman will be battling it out with Dr. Irl, his type 1 brother. Expect a lively exchange of information on the pros and cons for each form of therapy. It is important to know this is a real debate that will make you think about your choices for how to control your type 1.

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