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TRIVIA TIME!


how many carbs does an apple have?

Last month, we asked HOW MANY GRAMS OF CARB were in the giant apple I picked up at a cafeteria.

The correct answer:  42 Grams.

How did we figure that out?  I ate it and saw how much my blood sugar went up.  Just kidding.  We weighed it and multiplied by the carbohydrate factor for apples, which is 0.13.  If you’d like to know more about this technique (there are carb factors for hundreds of foods), reach out to one of our clinicians for a quick tutorial.

Congratulations to Joan Lundblad of Mechanicsburg, PA, USA for coming up with the exact answer!  Joan has had T1D for 60 (that’s right, SIXTY) years, and is a semi-retired nurse/certified diabetes educator.  BTW, the IDS staff member who guessed closest was Annette Valle, who guessed 45g.

NEW QUESTION for FEBRUARY:

Two things we know for certain.

1. Continuous glucose monitoring is beneficial to just about everyone with diabetes.

2. The health care system in the United States is a bass-ackwards wreck.

Given those two facts, HOW MANY STATE MEDICAID PROGRAMS (out of 50) COVER CGM FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE-1 AND TYPE-2 DIABETES? 

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*The first person to submit the correct answer wins their choice of book from our in-store or online bookstore.