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It’s Libre, Man! In-Depth Review of the Newly Approved Freestyle Libre

Diabetes educator, Gary Scheiner gives his in-depth review of the newly approved Abbott Freestyle Libre CGM continuous glucose monitor.

Finding humor in Diabetes: #laughingwithyou

Humor can make the burden of diabetes a little less heavy.

Best of the Diabetes Apps of 2016 – How to pick what is right for you

The National Diabetes Statistics Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 29 million Americans have diabetes, and 95 percent of them have Type 2, the form [...]

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.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems (CGM) Medtronic & Dexcom Review & Comparison

How do the latest Medtronic and Dexcom CGM systems compare?

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, [...]

Eat Out, Eat Well

Practical resources and great information are key elements in managing diabetes on a 24/7 basis.

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.

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.

These Are A Few of My Favorite… APPS

In the world of diabetes management, anything that makes living with diabetes better and easier is worth putting on my favorite things list. Here are a few of my favorite Apps!

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