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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?

Blood Sugar Checks – What Have They Done for You Lately?

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, [...]

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.

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.

The Top Ten List of Comments that People With Diabetes could do without!

Today, we bring you the top ten list of comments we'd rather not hear, and some thoughts on how we might comment when we do hear them.

Balancing Diabetes: 10 Clever tips, tools and useful reminders

It’s great when there are tips or tools that help us remember when to do something or products that make carrying all our “stuff” a bit easier. Little thing can helps us balance diabetes a bit better.

Make It Snappy! A review of the Asante Snap insulin pump

By Gary Scheiner I’ve always felt that it takes three things -- I call them the “3 Ts” -- to manage diabetes effectively: Tools, Techniques, and ‘Tude (attitude… but I [...]

Can You Feel The Vibe?

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.

Pumping: Ease Of Use Matters

These days, insulin pumps have sooooooo many features, it’s hard to pinpoint which one is truly best. Each pump has its share of strengths and weaknesses - So, keeping with our practice’s policy of keeping an open mind and offering up objective, practical information, we decided to put each pump’s bolus entry mechanism to the test.

The Pen Is Mightier Than the… Pen (or syringe, or pump for that matter)

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.

Diabetes – A personal journey.

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.

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