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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Offers Benefits for People with Type 1 Diabetes

According to a new study, continuous glucose monitoring is connected to reduced type and number of episodes of hypoglycemia among individuals with type 1 diabetes. This 69-week clinical trial involved 161 participants with type 1 diabetes, and each was treated with multiple daily injections of insulin. From this cohort, some participants used continuous glucose monitoring, … Continue reading Continuous Glucose Monitoring Offers Benefits for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Are You ON The CGM Rollercoaster? Get OFF With These PRO Tips

by Brian Lucido; Editor Scott King It is generally accepted that tight blood sugar control can reduce the risk of microvascular complications (kidney disease, nerve damage, and eye disease) in people with diabetes. Tight control can be dangerous if you dip too low without warning. CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors) make tight control more feasible by giving … Continue reading Are You ON The CGM Rollercoaster? Get OFF With These PRO Tips

Living with Type 1 Diabetes: How Do I Answer That

Sometimes a person close to me asks about my blood sugars. The question is usually something like “How have your sugars been. Are you keeping level”? I always hesitate before answering because, even after 21 years of life with Type 1 diabetes, I’m not quite sure how to answer that question. Sometimes I stammer out … Continue reading Living with Type 1 Diabetes: How Do I Answer That

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CGM Training May Improve Exercise Motivation

Click here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! Canadian researchers have recently found that continuous glucose monitoring can have a significant benefit on exercise motivation for people living with diabetes. The study was completed at the University of British Columbia, and participants were separated into two groups. The first group received … Continue reading Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: CGM Training May Improve Exercise Motivation

In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad

I try not to get involved in situations that deal with what is covered and what is not covered via insurance companies. There are just too many variables for all of us to understand. But this is something we can do something about–right now. We need to speak up when we can and today is … Continue reading In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad

In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad

Pump Malfunctions? No Need to Panic  A man stands at the bottom of a stopped escalator. Not a long escalator, mind you, just normal-one-floor type. His face is red with anger as the escalator comes to a stop. “I cannot believe this; I’m so late.” There is a little boy behind him who says, “A … Continue reading In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad

In the Diabetes Trenches: Diabetes Dad

I have a friend; let’s call her K. K has a son, let’s call him Z. I have known K for a very long time, and she was an incredible actress. I thought nothing could ever surpass her talent, but it did, it was K’s incredible and wonderful heart. She is an incredible mom, and … Continue reading In the Diabetes Trenches: Diabetes Dad