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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.

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.

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.

The Bionic Pancreas

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.

Gary’s Top-10 (no, make that 14) DIABETES TRUISMS

After nearly 30 years of living with type-1 diabetes and 20 years teaching patients how to better manage it, a few things have become apparent.

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