Diabetes care is especially complex for T2D because there are a lot of variables that impact the effect of food, insulin, and exercise on blood glucose.
Fortunately for Type 1 diabetes, the body’s food and insulin inputs, and the resulting blood glucose output is relatively straightforward, and knowing how they work together can help in achieving BG control.
Author of Series
David Worthington is a former control systems engineer with 35 years experience managing his T1D. Before retiring, he wrote a half-dozen papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has written this series of articles to help others like him understand the variables, their interactions, and the tools available to help manage their blood glucose.
Who is the Series for?
This series is intended for four audiences:
- Parents of newly diagnosed T1D children
- Emerging T1D adults who are taking over their care
- Older folk with new, late-onset T1D
- Anyone who wants to improve their current care
Content of Series
There are six articles in the series plus a dedicated section on Acronyms and References.
- My T1D Journey as a Systems Engineer
- Physiology of Managing T1D
- Food Effect on Glucose
- Basal Insulin Management in T1D
- Bolus Insulin Management in T1D
- Using CGMs, Insulin Pens, and Pumps
- Acronyms and References
This series was written so that each article can be read independently. That said, the first three articles provide a baseline that is useful to get the most from the rest of the series.