OmniPod and Medicare: A grass-roots request from OmniPod’s President, Pat Sullivan.
How to exercise safely with type 1 diabetes: JDRF PEAK is a program meant to share information about just that! This program is a collaboration of JDRF with researchers around the world meant to address a missing piece in type 1 care and education.
Q & A: Do you have any suggestions for something that I could wear under my clothing that holds the Dexcom receiver, I am misplacing it often? We have a few great suggestions...!
How good is the performance and usability of the FreeStyle® Libre™ Flash glucose monitoring system (Abbott Diabetes Care, Alameda, CA) for interstitial glucose results compared with capillary blood glucose results?
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Cow's milk has been thought to be a possible risk factor for the development of Type 1 diabetes. New research shows that while most cow's milk formulas do not raise the risk, one type of baby formula could be linked to a greater chance of developing Type 1 when given in the first week of life.
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a condition in which the blood becomes highly acidic as a result of dehydration and excessive ketone (acid) production. When bodily fluids become acidic, some of the body’s systems stop functioning properly. It is a serious condition that will make you violently ill and it can kill you.
by, Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, Named 2014 Diabetes Educator of the year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators, Gary Scheiner has dedicated his professional life to improving the lives of people with insulin-dependent diabetes. We used to receive a call every week asking if we held support groups for kids with diabetes. Honestly, I never thought to have one. Why would any kid want to come to a support group when there are cartoons to watch and siblings to torment? Finally, I caved and decided to start a kids’ diabetes support group. It was an epic failure and a rousing success all wrapped up on one. The kids were miserable. They varied in age from 4 to 14, which may have accounted for some of the struggles in getting them focused. As much as we tried to engage them in fun social activities, the younger ones were too hyperactive to hold still, and the older ones were too caught up in the “this is stupid – I’d rather be on Facebook” thing. About the only time they would look up would be to check the clock. The parents, on the other hand, had the time of their lives. We had coffee and snacks for them in the other room. I could hear them laughing and carrying on. There were snippets of conversation that stuck in my brain: “… you wouldn’t believe the food stash I found under his bed…” “…if she remembered her meter like she remembered her cell phone…” “…anyone else have bloody test strips all over their house?…” “…we change his pump while he’s sleeping so we don’t have to sit on him…” “…exercise? You’ve got to be kidding…” All [...]
January 2017 Survey – How do you think the Trump administration will impact health care for people with diabetes?
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After more than a decade of advocacy efforts, Medicare will finally start to cover CGM. However, coverage will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Are you CGM-Worthy???
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