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Medicare and Diabetes Technology Insurance Coverage

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.

2016 Blood Glucose Meter Comparisons

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.

Back to School for kids with Diabetes

Heading back to school is an exciting and anxious time for most and no doubt diabetes can add to that anxiety level. Whether your child is very young, newly diagnosed or maybe just heading to a new school this year, the thought of going back to school may have you both on edge.

Artificial Pancreas Systems – What’s in the Future?

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.

Running a Marathon with type 1 diabetes

My name is Jacob Seltzer, I am 20 years old, and a Type 1 Diabetic. I was diagnosed with diabetes on my half birthday, November 21, 2011 at the age of 15. I have had diabetes for roughly 5 years and I do not let it get in my way. I am currently going into my junior year of college at Stony Brook University as an athletic training major.

Taming & Controlling Your Morning Blood Sugar

You go to bed and your blood sugar level is perfect....Ahhh. Then you wake up and it's awful?! What happened??. Find out the 4 Reasons Why Blood Sugar Can Be High in the Morning

Living with Diabetes – “The Diabetic and the Beast ”

Diabetes impacts our lives deeply. We are forced to realize our limitations as humans. Diabetes is a beast to be tamed - not by the diabetic alone, but by an entire village.

How to Keep Your feet Healthy Living With Diabetes!

It can be easy to forget to look at your feet, especially if they feel just fine. This is the best time to take a look! If they feel great, [...]

Arden’s Day Podcast: Type 1 Diabetes from a child’s perspective

Scott Benner is a stay-at-home Dad, a storyteller, a type 1 diabetes advocate and an author.

How to control blood sugar after a high-protein meal

Does protein effect blood sugar after a meal? Is there additional math we need to do for improved control after meals?

Double Your Pump Volume

Lilly recently began marketing their U200 Humalog Kwik-Pen. This pen contains rapid-acting lispro insulin that is twice as potent as ordinary lispro.

When Low BG Frenzy Hits

We've all been in the position of having a bad low, where all you want to do is eat everything in sight. There's no reasoning with yourself. It's like a demon has hijacked your self-control!

Educating the General Public – Will they ever get it right?

The recent online explosion of comments regarding the poorly dramatized experience of a woman with type 1 diabetes in the BBC’s season finale of The Syndicate shows just how uneducated people without diabetes are – even if they are a writer for a big name show.

Are Two Hats Better Than One?

We all have many hats that we wear in our lives - parent, partner, colleague, community member etc. For me, two of my most important roles are that of being a mother and a Diabetes Educator. The fact that my son has type 1 diabetes means that these roles intersect and overlap on a regular basis.

ADA Scientific Sessions Recap

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.

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