Since the purpose of Diabetes Bites is to inform and inspire as many people as possible about the latest/greatest approaches to diabetes management, I would be remiss if I failed to share a little bit about the findings from this year’s ADA Scientific Sessions. For a full report, go to our latest blog post: 2018 ADA Scientific Sessions Report. Don’t forget to check out the photo of yours truly (taken at Orlando’s famous “Ice Bar”) at the end of the article!
This year’s meeting was captivating, to say the least. Type-1 diabetes seemed to receive more than its usual lack of attention. CGM is being touted as the new standard of care (at least from a monitoring perspective), with new systems and analytics getting involved for achieving pattern recognition. There were lots of new product launches: Tandem’s X2 pump with predictive low glucose suspend, Insulet’s Dash programming platform, Medtronic’s Guardian Connect CGM system, and Senseonics’ three-month implantable sensor, just to name a few. Even big pharma is getting into the type-1 scene, with oral medications (SGLT-1/2 and SGLT-2 inhibitors) that can lower overall glucose levels and delay the blood sugar rise that occurs after meals. There was also considerable debate about the merits and drawbacks of low-carb and ketogenic diets.
With all that’s new, now would be a good time to make an appointment with your diabetes doctor or Certified Diabetes Educator. Take full advantage of the latest findings and innovative products! They are here to make your life better.
As always, I hope you enjoy this month’s edition of Diabetes Bites. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
By alicia downs|2018-09-02T15:59:11-04:00September 2nd, 2018|
Alicia: UnLeashed! September article: Dia-Bullying- Back to school tips for students with Type 1 diabetes and their families. As we settle into the school year and the changes of these first few weeks we often see rises in blood sugar or changes in eating patterns that seem to defy control.
Get paid for your opinion! Patients (14 and older) and Caregivers (family, friends) of any disability, disorder, syndrome, disease or condition are provided an opportunity to voice their opinions through surveys and interviews to improve medical products and services.
We want to know what you're thinking! Every month we come ask diabetes based questions and share the answers. So, this month- July 2018 - whether you’ve tried one or not, we’d like to know your opinion of LOW-CARB DIETS.
Alicia: UnLeashed! July article: A basic guide to sanity and civility for we people with diabetes. I'd like to share my experience with interacting with the diabetes world online without feeding the trolls.
A typical day with 2 kids, a dog, 2 cats, a full time job, meals to prep, exercise to fit in, and a house to take care of can easily take up all the waking minutes of a day. Oh – and yes, diabetes management is a sneaky little piece in all of this time management.
As usual, this year’s American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions didn’t place much emphasis on a healthy lifestyle. There was food everywhere, and trust me, we’re not talking fruits & veggies. But there was a great deal of research presented on diabetes medications and devices.