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.
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!
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”!
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.
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.
The 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.
No matter how long you have had type 1 diabetes, complications are something we all fear. You might be complication free but waiting for that dreaded shoe to drop, or you might be dealing with multiple complications and struggling with the guilt and blame. This talk is structured as a group therapy session for type 1s that want to talk about what we all are trying to avoid. Leave your judgment and blame at the door for this emotional ride.
If you are new to a pump or want to hear about new pump options, this is where you need to be. We will talk about the advantages of pump therapy and most importantly how to get the right pump for you. We will also touch on how much (if anything) can a pump be expected to lower your A1c and what a pump can do in regards to helping you with hypos.
Sure type 1s will always need insulin to treat their disease, but is their anything else out there to take that can help us keep our blood sugars in control. The answer is frankly, yes. Come learn about other medications already approved and being studied that can help lower blood sugars, improve time in range, and can help you lose weight! What???????? Yes, it’s true!
Living with type 1 diabetes isn’t just hard for the person living with the disease, but it can be hard for their loved ones as well. If you have ever wondered how to not have an argument when your spouse is low, or how to suggest foods to eat without nagging or being the diabetes police, then this talk is for you. It’s like diabetes couples therapy.