Diabetes alert dogs have amazing powers. But finding the right dog is still more of an art than a science.
“Man’s Best Friend”: takes on new meaning when applied to diabetes alert dogs. Meet Liam Kelly, and his dog Max.
Every Type 1 and many Type 2s who use insulin know that hypoglycemia is an ever-present threat. Here’s a fast, easy, and portable solution to the problem.
The Good News: You can upload data from your meter, pump, or CGM to dozens of Apps or platforms that will sort and display your information.
The Bad News: It’s really hard for the average person to understand how to use the results and translate into better control.
The Solution: Insulin Nation’s TechUp Insulin Advisor
Omada Health Creates an Effective Diabetes Prevention Program
Diabetes management during pregnancy is “a labor of love”.
Tartoosâ„¢ takes injection site management in a new direction by making it possible for people with diabetes, or the parents of children with diabetes, to “tattoo” the abdomen and other injection areas with small, easily-removed, images that are spaced one inch apart.
Whatever excuse any of us has for being too heavy, out of shape, or both, it isn’t because we can’ buy affordable technology that will shower us with data and show us the way. Includes INTV Video.
Want a solution to our obesity problem? It’s probably on, or connected to, your Smartphone.
Learning how to replace the insulin-producing functions of the pancreas isn’t easy for a newly diagnosed Type 1, let alone parents without diabetes. While pumps automate insulin delivery, the adult roles are just as significant with a pump as with injections.
From cool meter to cool sensor: the creators of Sanofi’s iBGStar tackle their next challenge, making wearable sensors into a fashion statement.
Two Recent Books Help Us Think About How, And Why, We Eat
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It starts the day right because it establishes a foundation and we tend to eat on regular intervals after a good breakfast.
Old fashioned oatmeal is a great example of a low sodium, high protein, high fiber food that stabilizes blood sugar and keeps you full for a long time. It also lowers cholesterol levels. You can add slivered almonds or chopped walnuts to add protein and add some cinnamon and some Splenda to give it more flavor.
Nighttime eating is difficult because your options are often more limited and high in sodium and calories. Many of us crave food at night because we did not eat enough or the right combination of foods during the day. It is important to eat a good breakfast and a good lunch, and drink plenty of water so that you have the fuel to make it through the night.
James Coale, PhD, talks about achieving long term health and fitness. “The first thing is that you have to set a goal that is specific. A lot of people say ‘I want to lose weight’ or ‘I want to get fit.’ Those are good goals but its better and more attainable to say something like ‘I want to love 10 pounds in two week or a pound a week’.” This is good because it is measurable — the amount and the time frame.
The “Diabetes Diet” doesn’t exist. Rather, it’s all about balance, and understanding the role food plays in comforting you or responding to stress.
Type 2 for twenty years +, Renee learned that going on insulin wasn’t because she was a “bad diabetic.” Within three months,. she was under control.
The Big Blue Test emphasis the impact of physical activity on your blood sugar, an average drop of 20% in your blood glucose levels. Join more than 20,000 people who participate in the Big Blue Test each year. Its profoundly eye-opening to see your results.
“Connected Care” Puts Expert Advice In The Palm of Your Hand
I know a famous endocrinologist, also a Type 1, who is fond of “Dos Manos” burritos. For the Spanish-challenged, “dos manos” means “two hands,” which is how many you need to hold this fabulous concoction of beef, cheese and beans that contains the adult daily requirement of calories and carbs for a man, or two men, digging ditches. How can he possibly combine “dos manos” with his diabetes?