Category Archives: Diabetes Management

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

An online survey from Consumer Reports showed that the top complaint among 660 surveyed doctors was the failure of patients to follow advice or treatment recommendations. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be effectively managed in most patients through diet, exercise and (in some cases) medication. People with diabetes often struggle to follow the orders … Continue reading Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

Insulin Pumps: Myths And Reality

I don’t come to praise insulin pumps, and I don’t come to bury them. Instead, I am here to tell the truth, from my experience. I’ve worn a pump for more than four years. In many ways, it’s been a fantastic experience. I’ve enjoyed a tighter level of control, and it’s made dosing more convenient. … Continue reading Insulin Pumps: Myths And Reality

For Diabetics And Their Devices, The Present Is Never Enough

Type 1 diabetics seem to always be living in a transitional phase. The technology we have currently is always about to be replaced with newer, better, fresher technology, It’s exciting on one hand and exhausting on the other. When I was diagnosed, the technology of the time was almost certainly going to be replaced by … Continue reading For Diabetics And Their Devices, The Present Is Never Enough

Fighting For Test Strips

Recently while I was out shopping with my sister, I tested my blood sugar and found that I had a high reading of 217. Because I had just downed a non-fat pumpkin spice latte and still had active insulin in my bloodstream, I skipped correcting it with an insulin shot and went on trying on … Continue reading Fighting For Test Strips