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New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users

New Non Fibrillating Insulin To Be a Game-Changer for Pump Users

You have probably never heard the term “insulin fibrillation” before or have even the slightest idea of what it means. But, if you are a type 1 pump user, odds are, this little-known chemical process affects you on a daily…
Newly Diagnosed: How T1D Changes Your Body and Mind

Newly Diagnosed: How T1D Changes Your Body and Mind

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is like having to relearn how to live all over again. Suddenly there are new rules for eating, exercising, and even sleeping. It can take a lot of time to adjust to all these…
Newly Diagnosed: Understanding and Treating Low Blood Sugars

Newly Diagnosed: Understanding and Treating Low Blood Sugars

By far, the most stressful part of living with type 1 diabetes is low blood sugar. Not only can lows disrupt your day and leave you feeling shaky and exhausted, but if not treated quickly, they can become life-threatening. It’s…
Newly Diagnosed: Carb Counting Basics

Newly Diagnosed: Carb Counting Basics

One of the very first things any newly diagnosed T1D (or type 1 parent) learns about, is how to count carbs and calculate insulin dosages. By administering the correct amount of insulin based on your personal insulin-to-carb ratio for a…
CGM Watch Closer to Reality

CGM Watch Closer to Reality

Early last year, we brought you the exciting story of PKvitality’s K’Watch–A CGM device unlike anything else on the market. (Read our original coverage here.) In the last few months, the company has made some major moves to bring the…
In-depth on Tandem’s Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop System

In-depth on Tandem’s Advanced Hybrid Closed-Loop System

In a win for all people with type 1 diabetes (even those who won’t directly benefit from this closed-loop system), the FDA has approved Tandem’s new Control IQ software for release. This new automated glycemic control algorithm is just the…
New Skin Care Line Brings Relief for Diabetic Skin Conditions

New Skin Care Line Brings Relief for Diabetic Skin Conditions

To avoid the many complications faced by those living with diabetes you have to focus much of your time on specific areas. Taking care of your heart, kidneys, and working to manage or avoid neuropathy all takes a lot of…
Dosing Insulin for Protein: When it Matters & Why

Dosing Insulin for Protein: When it Matters & Why

On Day 1 with diabetes, we’re taught to focus on carbohydrates when dosing our insulin — and for many, that approach can work smoothly for most meals. But there are certain situations and certain lifestyle choices that can actually call…
Dosing Insulin for Dietary Fat: When it Matters & Why

Dosing Insulin for Dietary Fat: When it Matters & Why

Mmmm, there’s nothing quite as delicious as a high-carb, high-fat meal, right? If you took the fat out of cupcakes or lasagna or Chinese chicken fingers or pizza, your taste-buds would riot and protest!  If you’ve lived with diabetes long…
What’s in Your Pump? How to Choose the Right Insulin

What’s in Your Pump? How to Choose the Right Insulin

When you are first diagnosed with diabetes, you have little say in what insulin your doctor puts you on. Typically, you’ll get stuck with whatever brand your doctor prefers that your insurance will also cover. Since you were likely more…
Insulin Dosing Tips for Pizza, Chinese Food, Lasagna, and Cake!

Insulin Dosing Tips for Pizza, Chinese Food, Lasagna, and Cake!

Well, who said that just because you have type 1 diabetes means you can’t ever eat pizza or lasagna ever again? Cupcakes?  Dosing insulin around meals that are high in both carbs and high in fat can be very, very…
Insulin Pumps May Be Ticket to Better Cholesterol

Insulin Pumps May Be Ticket to Better Cholesterol

Type 1 diabetics are at an increased rate of cardiovascular disease (CVD) with an estimated 44% of adult T1Ds dying from heart-related complications. As a diabetic, you have probably taken steps to reduce your risk of CVD by eating healthier,…
New Flu Treatment for People with Diabetes

New Flu Treatment for People with Diabetes

For the average person, the flu might be no big deal — but for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the flu can be devastating. (This is why, by the way, you should get your flu shot! And…
Closed-Loop System Shows Promise for Improving Diabetes Outcomes

Closed-Loop System Shows Promise for Improving Diabetes Outcomes

A new study looking at the efficacy of closed-loop pump systems was recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Similar to other studies that have compared data of participants on closed-loop pump therapy to those on sensor-augmented or…
A1c Tip: Increase Your Basal/Background Insulin By 1 Unit

A1c Tip: Increase Your Basal/Background Insulin By 1 Unit

Yes, just 1 unit. I bet you’re thinking: “But I have low blood sugars all the time! Increasing my background insulin will just make me go low more often!” Have you been trying to lower your A1c for months and…
A1c Tip: Focus on One Part of the Day

A1c Tip: Focus on One Part of the Day

Frustrated with an A1c that never seems to budge? Never seems to get down below your goal of 8.0 or 7.0 percent? It’s easy to think the best option is to strive for “better” blood sugars all day long. But…
New Study Reveals Importance of CGMs in Diabetes Management

New Study Reveals Importance of CGMs in Diabetes Management

A recent study published in Diabetes Care compared the A1Cs and time-in-range of people who used finger pricks to test their blood sugar against those using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). Each group was followed for three years, with statistics…
Glucagon: People with Type 1 Diabetes Produce MORE of This Hormone that Raises Blood Sugar

Glucagon: People with Type 1 Diabetes Produce MORE of This Hormone that Raises Blood Sugar

Mother Nature is having a good laugh over this one. “Let’s create a condition where humans don’t produce any insulin — necessary for making use of glucose — and then make those same humans produce too much glucagon — something…
Is Medtronic’s Partnership With CDPHP Improving Diabetes Management?

Is Medtronic’s Partnership With CDPHP Improving Diabetes Management?

Medtronic, one of the largest medical tech companies in the world, recently announced a partnership with Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) that will supply diabetics with insulin pumps while saving the insurance company money. CDPHP is a not-for-profit health…
TrialNet: Preventing and Delaying the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

TrialNet: Preventing and Delaying the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

For several decades, TrialNet has been working on research to prevent or delay type 1 diabetes in relatives of people already diagnosed with the disease. This research is particularly valuable for children of adults with type 1 diabetes and for…
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