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Glucose SOS: More Than Just a Hypoglycemia Treatment

Glucose SOS: More Than Just a Hypoglycemia Treatment

Like many diabetics, my diet has changed significantly since my diagnosis. I do my best to select foods that will work to keep my body healthy, my blood sugars stable, and inflammation at bay. I avoid artificial chemicals and additives…
Are High Insulin Prices Caused by the FDA Supply-limiting Regulation?

Are High Insulin Prices Caused by the FDA Supply-limiting Regulation?

We spoke with Raymond March, Ph.D. who is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and Director of FDA Review — https://www.fdareview.org about how his type 1 diabetes influenced his decision to…
Dawn Phenomenon: How to Handle that Early Morning Blood Sugar Spike

Dawn Phenomenon: How to Handle that Early Morning Blood Sugar Spike

Wakey, Wakey The very first thing I do when I step out of bed in the morning is: walk to the kitchen table, check my blood sugar, and take at least 1 unit of insulin.  If my blood sugar is…
Side-by-Side Comparison Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Side-by-Side Comparison Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

If you’ve ever been less than clear on the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, you aren’t alone. Even some people who have diabetes struggle to understand what makes these two diseases different. It doesn’t help that there…
5 Things You’re Doing That Increase Your Risk of DKA

5 Things You’re Doing That Increase Your Risk of DKA

Throughout the last decade of living as a T1D, I’ve been vaguely familiar with the concept of diabetic ketoacidosis. I knew that if I was sick or if my blood sugar was extremely high, I needed to test for ketones.…
Diabetic Ketoacidosis: When Can it Happen and How to Know if You’re at Risk

Diabetic Ketoacidosis: When Can it Happen and How to Know if You’re at Risk

Diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, is something most diabetics understand, at least on the surface. You’ve probably heard your doctor ask you once or twice or a hundred times if you have ketone strips at home and if you regularly use…
When is it Time to Fire Your Doctor?

When is it Time to Fire Your Doctor?

When the white coat walks in, it’s easy to forget that they work for you. Especially with a condition like type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes — where we are essentially being graded based on our blood sugar levels…
A1c Tip: Completely Change How You Treat Low Blood Sugars

A1c Tip: Completely Change How You Treat Low Blood Sugars

Your low blood sugar habits can have a big impact on several aspects of your life. The foods you choose, the amount you eat and how you handle the rebounding high from overeating can lead to exhausting roller coaster blood…
Shaheen Leads Senate Bipartisan Push to Rollback Over a Decade of Insulin Price Hikes

Shaheen Leads Senate Bipartisan Push to Rollback Over a Decade of Insulin Price Hikes

Senator Shaheen just introduced legislation to rollback insulin prices: Official Release The JDRF announced this support for the legislation “No one should suffer or die because they cannot access insulin. We are very grateful for Senators Shaheen, Collins, Carper, and…
Injecting Insulin Into Muscle: Good or Bad?

Injecting Insulin Into Muscle: Good or Bad?

Insulin was designed to be injected into body fat — also referred to as “subcutaneous tissue.”  When injected into body fat, most of today’s rapid-acting insulin options will start working within 15 minutes, and stay in the body for up…
A1c Tip: Change What You Consider a “High” Blood Sugar

A1c Tip: Change What You Consider a “High” Blood Sugar

Should you try to eat a healthier diet? Should you exercise more often? Should you vow to never eat bread or chocolate ever again?  Instead, it could be more useful to start by looking at where your A1c and blood…
Why I Finally Made the Switch to an Insulin Pump

Why I Finally Made the Switch to an Insulin Pump

I was more than four years into my diabetic journey before I finally asked my endocrinologist to help me start the process of getting an insulin pump. We had discussed it in passing before, but my numbers were so strong…
Auxulin: Hyperglycemic Innovation Driven by Need

Auxulin: Hyperglycemic Innovation Driven by Need

We spoke with Tommy Ritz, MBA, and Dr. Jason McDevitt, William & Mary’s Tech Transfer Director about Auxulin – https://auxulin.com/ – the company they founded to market a new drug that alleviates hyperglycemic episodes.  Tommy was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)…
Hillo to Remove Burden from your Life

Hillo to Remove Burden from your Life

  We spoke with Stéphane Bidet, CEO of Hillo — http://hillo.ai.   “Nicolas Caleca, CSO, and I founded this company to reduce the fear and unpredictability of managing T1D. “My wife has T1D and I see her struggles. She is…
Wearable Heart Monitor Detects T1D Hypoglycemia

Wearable Heart Monitor Detects T1D Hypoglycemia

We spoke with Mats Koeneman, MSc and Technical Physician with the REshape Center for Innovation at Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands — https://www.radboudumc.nl/reshape — who co-authored a recent study in Diabetes Journal to get his thoughts on how wearables…
Advancements in Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs)

Advancements in Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs)

Introduction Diabetes is such a difficult condition to manage. With changes in your food, variations in exercise, stress, illness and a myriad of other factors that seem to change at random, it can be overwhelming. The good news is that…
Overnight Dosing Success in T1D Children

Overnight Dosing Success in T1D Children

We spoke with Ulrike Schierloh, MD who is with the Pediatric Clinic, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, GD de Luxembourg about the study that was just published in PLOS|One. Study Overview This study obtained glucose levels as well as plasma…
Basal Insulins Explained

Basal Insulins Explained

Many people with diabetes have developed a love-hate relationship with insulin. This life-saving, wallet-shrinking, high-fixing, low-causing, pain-to-dose wonder molecule is a mainstay of diabetes care. There are many flavors of insulin out there so let’s start by breaking down the…
Better Insulin Dosing via Machine Learning

Better Insulin Dosing via Machine Learning

We spoke with Cyndi Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of Quin — https://quintech.io — about their Insulin Intervention Taxonomy and how these data sets produce better T1D insulin dosing recommendations. Quin believes that self-care T1D insulin-dosing strategies derived from each individual’s…
Bolus Dosing Skills that you Didn’t Learn in the Doctor’s Office

Bolus Dosing Skills that you Didn’t Learn in the Doctor’s Office

Carbohydrate counting (or carb counting) is a traditional method for mealtime insulin dosing. It utilizes insulin to carb ratios for calculating meal doses. The Insulin-Carb ratio has been taught for years and is a decent method for dosing insulin based…
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