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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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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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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Why You Need a Snooze Alarm on Your CGM!

Why You Need a Snooze Alarm on Your CGM!

Did you know CGMs come out of the box with their repeat low alerts set to “off”?
CGM’s are life-changing and life-saving. Learn how to make the most of yours, and use those bells and whistles to your advantage!

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Medicare’s smartphone restriction of Dexcom G5 hurts patients

Medicare's smartphone restriction of Dexcom G5 hurts patients

When I first wrote about Medicare’s guidance in covering the Dexcom G5 Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), I was concerned about some wording that suggested that Medicare would not allow the use of a smartphone as a secondary display.

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What could Apple’s “super secret” diabetes project be?

News broke earlier today from CNBC’s Christina Farr that Apple, Inc. has a small team of engineers working on creating sensors that can “non-invasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes”. The project is allegedly far enough along in development that Apple is investigating possible regulatory pathways and performing feasibility trials at clinical sites in the Bay

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Medicare announces coverage criteria for Dexcom G5, but blocks use of smartphones?

Coming sooner than expected, Medicare recently clarified coverage criteria for the Dexcom G5, paving the way for Medicare to reimburse for people with both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes requiring intensive insulin dosing to use the Dexcom G5 mobile. Dexcom and the diabetes community heralded the exciting news, as the lack of CGM coverage for Medicare patients had previously

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