To better understand the real-world experience of using the new Libre2 app, I tried it out. I normally wear a Dexcom sensor so, I decided to wear both at the same time.
Diabetes management, if limited to FDA recommendations is largely ineffective.
We've all heard about the "Keto Diet", but is it good for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Get an unbiased breakdown from 2 Certified Diabetes Educators.
Medtronic’s Hybrid Closed Loop System: Getting More Bang For Your Buck By, Gary Scheiner MS, CDE, Jennifer Smith RD, LD, CDE, Alicia Downs RN, MSN, CDE, Annette Valle RN, [...]
Pros & Cons of the Freestyle Libre2 14 Day Continuous Glucose Monitor Unique Advantages: Pros No calibration needed Sensor life 14 days (longest disposable sensor duration available) Easy [...]
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.
One of the best examples I’ve come across in the “regulation vs. right to choose” debate related to diabetes technology is the We Are Not Waiting movement within the diabetes space.
There is no doubt that CGM can improve the quality of life and blood sugar control for just about everyone with diabetes. But which system is best for you?
IDS Clinicians Offer Different Perspectives on the Medtronic 670G after 10 days of use. Read what they have to say...
Diabetes educator, Gary Scheiner gives his in-depth review of the newly approved Abbott Freestyle Libre CGM continuous glucose monitor.
The 670G represents an important step towards fully automating glucose control. However, it is important to put it in the proper context and set expectations at an appropriate level.
Humor can make the burden of diabetes a little less heavy.
It's awesome that people with diabetes are living normal lifespans, but the current Medicare system is not set up to provide coverage of the technologies that we become accustomed to using when we have commercial insurance coverage to control the disease as well as we can.
Meters should be within 10% of lab values to be considered accurate. The more often a meter falls within 10% (or 10 points) of the lab value, the more reliable it will be.
There are a multitude of different groups working on hybrid closed loop projects, and each one runs on its own unique proportion of automation and brain-power. Here are a few of the projects that were presented and discussed at the ADA Scientific Sessions in New Orleans this past June.