How do the latest Medtronic and Dexcom CGM systems compare?
Does protein effect blood sugar after a meal? Is there additional math we need to do for improved control after meals?
By Diane Herbert MSW, LSW, CDE (pending) If you’re living with diabetes, you have been told many times and in many ways – Check your sugar, test, monitor your glucose, [...]
It is with great pleasure that we have a special opportunity to post Dr. Steve Edelman & Dr. Jeremy Pettus's ADA recap from the recent ADA Scientific Sessions in Boston.
Vibe is the first and only insulin pump to integrate all the features of the Dexcom G4 display module into the pump itself. That’s right! No need to tote around a separate CGM display. I was given a 2-week trial/demo of the Vibe by Animas in mid-December, and promptly wore it on a one-week family cruise vacation and through the holidays. I must say, having the Dexcom CGM data right on the pump gave me a nice sense of autonomy.
When I hear the word “bionic,” I can’t help but have the opening theme of the 70s TV show “The Six Million Dollar Man” pop into my head. Then I come back to the 21st century, and ponder the exciting innovations of the bionic pancreas project.
Everyone needs an outlet for pent-up energy, frustration and negative emotions. I’m lucky enough to have two excellent catharsises (catharses? catharsisis? you get the idea): Exercise and writing.
Here’s how anyone (PC or Mac user), anywhere, can download their dexcom G4 to Diasend to view data and reports!
Abbott's new Libre Flash glucose monitoring system has been approved in Europe
My key to a successful triathlon.....I had BETTER GLYCEMIC CONTROL!
At the ripe age of 40 I was diagnosed with Adult Onset Type 1 diabetes. I had all of the usual symptoms: weight loss, fatigue, frequent trips to the boys’ room. Of course, I never thought it could be diabetes; certainly not Type 1.
The results are in. Apparently, there is universal interest in the topic, because we received hundreds of entries in our carb counting contest from people as far away as Eastern Europe and Australia. We all think we’re “experts” after years of label reading and WAG counting, but our three winners really showed their expertise and scored high in all three sections of our Integrated Diabetes Carb quiz.