• INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] What if Diabetes Care Providers Still Made House Calls?
    She taught children the “Benedict Test,” the process of testing for sugar in the urine using Benedict solution. She also instructed patients and their families to compute carbohydrates and other food values, prepare meals, treat insulin reactions, respond to emergencies, and more. An in-home assistant may sound like a luxury, especially considering how many individuals lack access to insulin and other basic supplies. Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Gene causing diabetes, low blood sugar levels identified
    London, Jan 16 : Researchers have identified a new gene that is thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin -- the key hormone in diabetes -- from a family with both high and low blood sugar conditions. Besides Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nearly 1-2 per cent of cases of the blood sugar condition is due to impairment in a gene called MAFA, that can impair production of insulin and also cause insulinomas -- insulin-producing tumours in pancreas, the study showed
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
    A Queen Mary University of London study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
    A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes. The research carried out at Queen Mary University of London, University of Exeter and Vanderbilt University, and published in the journal PNAS , could lead to the development of novel treatments for both rare and common forms of diabetes
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes gene found that causes low and high blood sugar levels in the same family
    A study of families with rare blood sugar conditions has revealed a new gene thought to be critical in the regulation of insulin, the key hormone in diabetes
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Living With Diabetes in Honduras
    Many still think people have acquired diabetes from eating too much sugar, even after I tell them my age of diagnosis. In Honduras, the sugar-free and low-carbohydrate foods are very expensive. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes Tech on the Horizon – New Insulin Delivery Systems Coming in 2018
    By Maeve Serino and Adam Brown Learn about what’s new and what’s coming soon in Smart Pens, automated insulin delivery, pumps, and more Diabetes technology moves fast, so to help you keep track, we’ve rounded up some of the latest offerings – […]. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Artificial Pancreas Withstands Rigorous Exercise in Small Trial
    In 2017, there were promising advancements to develop an “artificial pancreas” or closed-loop system that monitors blood sugar and automatically delivers insulin. Researchers also noted fewer incidence of dangerous low and high blood sugars among the teens with the device. Dangerously high blood sugars occurred 7% of the time, compared to 9.3% Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article.
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Ask Joslin: Lumps Near Injection Sites
    Lipohypertrophy is most common in people who receive frequent, multiple daily injections of insulin or use an insulin pump. Insulin acts on fat cells and encourages fat accumulation. Not only does this make the lumps bigger, it can interfere with insulin therapy. The absorption of insulin can be erratic from these sites. Often, insulin absorption is delayed, leading to initial high blood sugars but later unexpected hypoglycemia.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Meal Planning and Prepping for Diabetes
    The ability to anticipate our needs (accessibility of balanced meals, fast-acting sugar, insulin, a vehicle to get the insulin into the body, and tools to measure blood glucose […]. Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes carbohydrate counting cooking diet insulin low-carb diet meal planning meal prepPlanning and preparing are two actions that people living with diabetes are used to taking in order to live their life as uninterrupted by the disease as possible.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] 5 Diabetes Management Strategies to Add to Your New Year’s Resolutions
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar Dexcom diabetes management exercise freestyle goals insulin JDRF libre New Year's resolutions support2017 just came to a close and it’s time to start planning your self and health improvements for 2018. We all know we can improve our diabetes management in some way so let’s break down exactly what to do to be more proactive about our health and diabetes. Remember, New Year’s Resolutions only work if […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Do “Free Foods” Really Exist?
    To those of us with diabetes, we know that free foods are items we can consume without a bolus of insulin or elevated blood glucose levels. Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar level food choices free food insulin low-carb dietTo a person with a normally functioning pancreas, “free food” is just food they didn’t have to pay for to enjoy.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Ten Tips to Help You Prepare for an Insulin Pump Break
    I’ve been using an insulin pump for 19 months and during that time I’ve taken two breaks where I’ve gone back to multiple daily injections for a short time. Pump breaks are a great opportunity to enjoy some freedom from attachment, reduce feelings of burnout from technology, or even regain some discipline with insulin dosing. […].
  • D-MOM  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] People Say the Darndest Things…to People with Diabetes
    When outsiders who are unfamiliar with insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors catch a glimpse of these devices, hilarious and/or frustrating conversations are likely to ensue. I am so used to seeing my own daughter’s insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that sometimes I forget that others might have no idea what these accouterments on her body are. Watson, who has a medical background, informs him that it’s an insulin pump.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] The Days I Now Live for as a Type 1 Diabetic
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c blood glucose/sugar diabetes management insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) positive thinking World Diabetes Day (WDD (These are reflections about World Diabetes Day, which was on November 14th.) I love days like World Diabetes Day and seeing so many inspiring stories ranging from diagnosis to what diabetics all over the world are doing alongside their condition.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Traveling, Trials, and Tribulations
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Abbott Abbott FreeStyle Libre Australia blood glucose monitoring blood ketone meter diabetes devices Flash glucose monitoring system freestyle insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia About six weeks ago I was approached by Abbott here in the U.S. to trial their new Freestyle Libre System. They sent me two free sensors and a reader and asked me to post on social media and here on the blog about my honest opinion of the product.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes Book Reading Challenge | January 2018
    Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle. Miles away, Canadian researchers Frederick Banting and Charles Best manage to identify and purify insulin from animal pancreases – a miracle soon marred by scientific jealousy, intense business competition and fistfights. Relive the heartwarming true story of the discovery of insulin as it’s never been told before. Sugar Linings: Finding the Bright Side of Type 1 Diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] The Magic of Diabetes
    My blood sugar at the clinic had been over 850. There, the nurses would teach my mom and I how to use syringes, how to draw the insulin in to the syringe without air bubbles. I injected insulin with a pen next, and I saw a certified diabetes nurse educator to learn how to carb count. The coordinated dance the devices—the tango of the insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. The magic seems most strong when I open a new box of insulin.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Showing Skin for Type 1 Diabetes
    For instance, Brooke Gibson, a long-time DJ and the founder of Type 1 Diabetic Sugar Mommas ( @T1DSugarMommas ) is photographed with her vinyl and headphones. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. sponsor. In 2014, Tara Layman and Kat Reed put their heads together to create “T1D Exposed,” a nude calendar featuring individuals with Type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Holiday Tunes with a T1D Spin
    Had just grabbed the meter and turned on the light, When out of the receiver there arose such a clatter, I knew something definitely was the matter, Away to the refrigerator I flew like a flash, Tore open the butter door, and grabbed the insulin stash. C’mon, blood sugar! Only insulin will make it go down. Be sure to keep your insulin handy. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article.
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] PSA from your gut microbes: Enjoy the holidays, but don't forget your fiber
    It's not just calories that matter in a healthy diet -- it's fiber, which can influence weight gain, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, and colon health. Anyone watching their waistline this holiday season may want to pay attention to what their gut bacteria are eating. Research with mice help shed light on how and why fiber has such a powerful effect on the entire body
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Two Lives Saved: Guest Post by Dallas D.
    A male nurse shouted frantically, “He is diabetic and we need to get his blood sugar down now as it is 604!” Every two hours someone would come in and stab my finger to check my blood sugar, and change the IV bags. We learned that he was a service dog, kind of like the dogs that lead the blind, but he helped detect blood sugar lows and highs, detect cancer and low oxygen levels. I now relied on shots of insulin six to eight times a day to keep me alive.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Navigating Holiday Food Markets with Diabetes
    Food Type 1 Diabetes carbohydrate counting Christmas exercise google holidays insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet tipsThe Christmas holiday season is finally here! This is probably my favorite time of year. An excuse to eat, drink, and be merry. But with access to so much more wonderful foods in the form of Christmas parties, Christmas dinners, Christmas markets, how do we manage all these new carbohydrates with diabetes?! I always say […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Insulin Nation’s Naughty or Nice List 2017
    His diabetes may have also contributed to his mild weight gain, as insulin therapy is known to cause weight to fluctuate. Historically, applicants have qualified for the credit by having a physician attest that they spend at least 14 hours per week on activities related to the administration of insulin. The first insulin-dependent African American to complete the Ironman Triathlon continues to impress. Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. Naughty.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Automated Insulin Delivery (Artificial Pancreas, Closed Loop)
    The development of automated insulin delivery has many names – artificial pancreas, hybrid closed loop, Bionic Pancreas, predictive low glucose suspend – but all share the same goal: using continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) and smart algorithms that decide how much insulin to deliver via pump. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Dear Media: The Way You Talk About Diabetes is Problematic
    Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas stops producing insulin for reasons that have nothing to do with lifestyle or diet. People with Type 1 Diabetes are insulin dependent for life. People with Type 2 Diabetes are insulin-resistant and over time cannot produce sufficient insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance is strongly linked to obesity and sedentary lifestyles.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes Burnout, It Feels Like…
    alarm that could be the difference between waking with a blood sugar level of 5 or 10 mmol/L. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetes burnout freestyle insulin insulin pumps libreIt feels like not setting your 1:00 a.m. It feels like choosing to shell out money on ham and cheese croissants, tuna sushi, Kit Kat Chunky bars, and Jesters chips instead of bringing your lunch from home. […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Double Tragedy for Family of Manchester Arena Terror Attack Survivor with T1D
    Her mother suspects, “She started vomiting which meant her sugar levels dropped and then that took over her.”. For the last seventeen years, she has required daily insulin injections and a strictly controlled diet. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] The Three Levels of Hypoglycemia
    Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) American Diabetes Association (ADA) Helmsley Charitable Trust hypoglycemia unawareness insulin JDRF low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) T1D Exchange
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetic Ketoacidosis – its Causes and its Treatments
    She provides advice on diabetes for Insulin Nation. The condition results from an insulin deficiency that may have come about from undiagnosed diabetes, a forgotten insulin injection, a malfunctioning insulin pump, an illness, psychological stress, an eating disorder, or insulin that was incorrectly stored. In ketoacidosis, a lack of insulin causes the body to go into starvation mode. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] How a maker with Type I diabetes led an open source project to create.
    The Open Artificial Pancreas uses statistical machine-learning techniques to anticipate movements in blood sugar and introduces small, frequent doses of insulin to smooth out otherwise dangerous and debilitating fluctuations
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] FDA Approves New Once-Weekly Ozempic for Type 2 Diabetes
    Ozempic, which is part of a diabetes class of drugs called GLP-1 (glucagon peptide receptor agonist), lowers blood sugar by boosting insulin secretion. News Treatments Type 2 Diabetes A1c GLP-1 insulin Novo Nordisk Ozempic (semaglutide) type 2 diabetes drugs type 2 diabetes study U.S. The FDA has approved Novo Nordisk’s new type 2 diabetes drug–the once-weekly semaglutide, marketed as Ozempic.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Vaccine Protects Mice Against Virus-induced Diabetes
    As many readers know, Type 1 diabetes occurs when the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas are destroyed. To regulate blood sugar levels, individuals with Type 1 diabetes have to rely on the life-long administration of insulin. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Thanks for reading this Insulin Nation article. In Sweden, more than 1 in 200 children suffer from Type 1 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Why People with Type 1 Should Care About Metformin
    There are two reasons people with Type 1 have to worry about heart disease: First, having Type 1 diabetes doesn’t make you exempt from the dangers of sedentary living or obesity; in fact, insulin therapy helps make those two issues a common problem in the Type 1 community, as too many avoid exercise out of fear of hypoglycemia. Secondly, blood sugar fluctuations damage blood vessels long-term. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] D-Kid Interviews IndyCar Driver Charlie Kimball
    I wear a sensor on my body that transmits to a receiver plugged into the car’s data system, so right there on my steering wheel I have speed, lap time, oil pressure, blood sugar and water temperature – my car and body data right there together. From the second I get up, I’m checking my blood sugar, and then I take Tresiba, a once-daily, long-acting basal insulin that is approved for blood sugar control in adults and children one-year and older with diabetes.
  • SCOTT'S DIABETES  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] There’s a new diabetes website in town!
    It started as a venue for Christel to describe her experience as an active woman living with type 1 diabetes, and share how she manages insulin, food, and exercise. The articles on the site all have a positive “how-to” approach to diabetes and focus on solutions to some of the most common issues faced by people living with diabetes (like how to lose weight when you live with diabetes or how to prevent low blood sugar when exercising ).
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Low Blood Sugar Treatments – Are You Prepared?
    It might seem like a no-brainer that we must be prepared for the inevitable low blood sugars that occur for those of us who take insulin, but are you truly as prepared as you can be to save your own life? Life with Diabetes Treatments Type 1 Diabetes diabetes supplies insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Skinny Peppermint Mocha? Not This Year!
    The Starbucks controversy this year isn’t what is (or isn’t) printed on their holiday cups, rather it’s an absence of sugar-free peppermint syrup, a necessary ingredient of the yearly favorite of many people with diabetes: the Skinny Peppermint Mocha. Food carbohydrate counting coffee holidays insulin
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Choose Your Meter Wisely
    By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE These days, there is a lot of emphasis on accuracy, particularly when it comes to continuous glucose monitors (and their ability to match blood glucose values) and insulin pumps (and their ability to deliver doses with extreme precision). Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) blood glucose/sugar meter blood glucose/sugar meter accuracy insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] AZ Mother Still Unresponsive Ten Months After Severe Hypoglycemia
    One expert suggested that perhaps Holly had endured a “silent heart attack” (a symptomless heart attack) as a result of a severe drop in blood sugar. As previously reported , Holly suffered from hypoglycemia unawareness—an inability to detect low blood sugars. He’s also encountered many providers who disregard his opinion about diabetes treatment, such as Holly’s dosage of long-lasting insulin. The next day they called me at work to tell me her blood sugar was 36.”.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Taking Regular Breaks from Continuous Glucose Data
    After knowing nothing other than pricking my finger up to 15 times per day for six years, it was amazing to be able to check my blood sugar levels so conveniently. Life with Diabetes Technology Type 1 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar management continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Flash glucose monitoring system freestyle insulin libre technology breakThe FreeStyle Libre was my first foray into the world of continuous glucose data.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Your Own Personal Lab in the Palm of Your Hand
    Knowing your blood sugar level in relation to eating, exercising, sleeping, concurrent illnesses, emotional stress, medications, and all of the other many factors that can affect […]. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose monitoring blood glucose/sugar meter diabetes data exercise freestyle insulin libre low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) U.S.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Watch: Diabetic Danica Answers Questions About Her Diabetes
    Danica was “tagged” and answered several questions about her diabetes management including the type of pump and insulin she uses and her preferred low blood sugar treatment. ” Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Diabetic Danica insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) video
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] 10 Thoughtful Things You Can Do for a Person with Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Dexcom family of person with diabetes friends insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) supportLiving with diabetes presents unique challenges and having the right kind of support from friends and family can make a big difference. Here are ten ways to get involved and show you care: 1. Learn about diabetes I think the biggest thing one can do for a person with diabetes is to learn about the […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Can the Bionic Pancreas Ease Diabetes Distress?
    It might be when we forego checking our blood sugar due to being in an awkward position to do […]. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes bionic pancreas hybrid closed-loop insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) type 1 diabetes newsDiabetes affects are personal and social lives in ways that we’re not always aware of, probably because we’re busy managing the condition. Yet, every now and then we’ll encounter a scenario that reminds us of this.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] “Almost” Whole30 Diet
    I personally cannot eat lots of carb-yummy foods along with bucketfuls of insulin and expect anything other than roller-coaster blood sugars. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes cutting carbs Dexcom insulin low-carb low-carb diet mindful eating sugar whole30I am a firm believer that food choices make a huge difference in making diabetes easier to manage.
  • TOPIX  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Type 1 diabetes as common in adults as children, but many adults misdiagnosed
    But many of those with type 1 diabetes after the age of 30 are thought to have type 2 diabetes at first, and not initially treated with insulin to control blood sugar levels Type 1 diabetes is not predominantly a 'disease of childhood' as previously believed, but is similarly prevalent in adults, new research published in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology shows.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Your Diabetes Is YOUR Diabetes
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c exercise fitness insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) MyFitnessPal social mediaIf you follow me on Instagram (@thehealthydiabetic) you’ll notice that I’ve put a post (which has turned out to be my most engaged one yet) up over the weekend discussing a trend that I, and apparently many others are starting to see. And I’m worried. I’m getting more and more messages from teenagers and young […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] New Type 2 Diabetes Once-Weekly Drug Omarigliptin Lowered A1c Levels
    It’s intended as a once-weekly drug that works to lower blood sugar levels by increasing […]. News Treatments Type 2 Diabetes A1c DPP-4 inhibitor insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Merck metformin (Glucophage) type 2 diabetes drugsThere are more type 2 diabetes drugs than ever now and researchers are always working to assess the safety and effectiveness of the different medications.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Cinnamon may help attack fat, fight obesity, study finds
    Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. But how, exactly, has remained a mystery
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes Is Not Just About Your Blood Sugar Level
    By Jane Abbey, RN, CDE, Fit4D Certified Diabetes Educator When you think diabetes, “blood sugar” or “blood glucose” immediately comes to mind. If you are newly diagnosed you may be surprised to learn that caring for yourself with diabetes doesn’t only involve your blood sugar. For those who have had diabetes a while, you probably are […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] 670G and Me: Insights and Incites on Medtronic’s Latest System
    Or perhaps we have to look beyond blood sugar control. Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes A1c American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) continuous glucose monitor (CGM) dawn phenomenon devices Dexcom diabetes device review exercise inhaled insulin Insulet insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic medtronic 670g Omnipod tandem U.S. By Gary Scheiner What’s the purpose of a diabetes management device? Is it to lower A1c?
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Your Cheat Sheet for Managing Diabetes on Thanksgiving
    If you choose to replace sugar in your recipes with an artificial sweetener, check out this article from AllRecipes.com , which goes over how much of each sweetener you should use. Brush up on tips for traveling with an insulin pump , and follow these 10 tips for safe trips. Happy Thanksgiving! Between the family, football, and piled-high plates, it can be overwhelming to properly manage your diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Researchers identify three specific molecules that accurately indicate pre-diabetes
    Researchers from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre have identified three specific molecules that accurately indicate insulin resistance, or pre-diabetes - a major predictor of metabolic syndrome, the collection of medical conditions that include abdominal obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] CGM Improves Outcomes for Pregnant Women and Their Babies
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c CONCEPTT continuous glucose monitor (CGM) EASD insulin JDRF low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic pregnancy with type 1 diabetesThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes Is a Heavy Stone
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Dexcom feelings high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulinI woke up early this morning, feeling not rested, achy. Today was the first day in many days that I was able to sleep in, and I’ve been so burnt out lately that I really thought I would. But I didn’t. I woke up around 7, unsettled. I’ve been having a rough few days, so […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Can People With Type 1 Diabetes Develop DKA Without High Blood Sugar?
    “Can people with type 1 diabetes develop DKA without high blood sugar?” Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) insulin insulin pumps ketogenic low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet SGLT-2 type 1 diabetes” DKA is short for diabetic ketoacidosis and is a life threatening condition. I’ve seen the question pop up a lot lately so I asked two endocrinologists to answer this question.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes, Sports, and Exercise
    Get Moving Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes event exercise hydration insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet runningThe weekend of the 14th and 15th of October was such an eye-opener for me. Sports and exercise around type 1 diabetes can be a real challenge, but being given the right tools to work with really makes a difference. Since April, 2017 I have been training hard and running in excess of 45 km […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] How People with Type 1 Handle Holiday Eating
    Recently, we asked readers about how they handled blood sugar management during the holiday season. We asked what holiday was the toughest for blood sugar management. We asked if people prepped for a big eating holiday by maintaining stricter blood sugar control beforehand. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? We received 118 responses, and tallied up the (unscientific) results. Here’s how people answered.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] D-Kid Interviews Country Singer RaeLynn
    After getting my blood sugar tested, my doctors quickly treated me. My high blood sugar level combined with my other symptoms of frequent urination and weight loss, as well as other blood tests confirmed the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. I wasn’t checking my blood sugar enough, didn’t take care of myself, and was always tired. My blood sugar numbers are under control. RaeLynn: I always check my sugar before I go on stage!
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] CGM Can Help People with Type 2 Diabetes on Injections
    Technology Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose/sugar level continuous glucose monitor (CGM) diabetes devices exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) studyThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • BETA BUDDIES  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] He Should Do That, He Can Eat That, And His Diabetes May Vary
    He has been running a bit low and he most likely is looking at his number and taking sugar. He typically would need to eat a snack for hockey and he might take some sugar tablets prior to walking home. He would need to give himself insulin for them to cover the carbohydrates. Daily, I am reminded we each, each and everyone of us, have our "thing". I believe most of us want others to understand, or attempt to understand, our "thing".
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Fiasp, a Faster Insulin, Has Been Approved. Now What?
    Fiasp, as the product is called, stands for Faster insulin aspart. We’ve waited a long time for faster insulin, no matter what they decide to call […]. Treatments Type 1 Diabetes American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) amylin Apidra exercise Fiasp Humalog insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) neuropathy Novo Nordisk NovoLog rapid-acting insulin U.S. By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE The U.S.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Making Adjustments for Insulin Sensitivity
    Theoretically, overnight basal insulin requirements should be the easiest to manage. There’s no food, mealtime insulin, or exercise in play. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes basal insulin blood glucose/sugar level exercise insulin insulin pumps insulin sensitivity insulton to carb ratio (I:C ratio My body and mind should be in their calmest and least stressed state while I’m resting.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Why Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose ls Important
    We all know that we should be testing our blood sugar levels frequently throughout the day… but we’re busy. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes A1c American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) blood glucose/sugar testing data management exercise Humalog insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) MyFitnessPalWe’re bringing kids to school, heading to work, running into a meeting, or attending to the million other things we have to do every day.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Weathering Hurricane Harvey with Type 1 Diabetes
    I left most of his insulin backup supply in the refrigerator,” Wright said in a telephone interview. “We At the emergency room, doctors didn’t test his blood sugar until she insisted. They didn’t have tubing small enough to give him an IV drip of insulin, and he was taken to a different hospital. He screamed constantly during the ordeal, but she couldn’t nurse him until the insulin IV was started. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: Don’t Forget the Siblings
    He is used to the daily care she receives, including all the blood sugar checks and insulin pump changes. He knows about all the work that goes into putting a meal on the table and knowing how much insulin to give her for it. Although we have a stash of juice boxes, Smarties, and glucose tablets that are for treating blood sugar only, he sometimes asks for a juice box, a roll of Smarties, or even a glucose tablet when Q gets one.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Why You Need a Snooze Alarm on Your CGM!
    Type 1 Diabetes A1c alarm continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom edelman report exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) severe hypoglycemia videoBy Jeremy H. Pettus, MD The alarms on my Dexcom are my favorite things about having a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), but also my least favorite. What I mean, of course, is that they are sooooo important, but can also drive you nuts. Yes, my little Dexcom has beeped and buzzed its way right into […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Even Motivational Speakers Have Bad Blood Sugar Days
    I woke up one morning with my insulin pump lying next to me on my bedside table. I live alone, and one of my biggest fears is having a dangerously low blood sugar overnight. As a motivational speaker, I try to inspire the audience with an upbeat message, but I blamed myself for low blood sugars and high blood sugars. I shared my fears of dying in my sleep because of undetected low blood sugar. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] A Weekend to Remember: Running a Half Marathon
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Apple Dexcom exercise fitness inspiration insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet marathon runningI decided back at the start of 2017 that I was going to get myself back into fitness. Not for a second did I dream of the achievement of running a half marathon back in January when I first stepped foot in the gym! I really hope that if you have diabetes and are thinking of getting […].
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Ask Joslin: Gestational Diabetes and Type 2
    They are more insulin resistant and also have less insulin secretion than women who do not end up developing gestational diabetes in their pregnancies. Even in normal pregnancy the placenta makes hormones that increase insulin resistance and raise blood sugars. Most women are able to make up for it by making more insulin. But in general, a healthy lifestyle helps reduce insulin resistance. Brown. Gestational diabetes affects up to 9.2
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] How Your Diabetes Care May Look Like in the Future
    Life with Diabetes News Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c CGM data diabetes technology digital health exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Novo Nordisk predictionsDigital health companies out there are working to tap into the huge market that is people with diabetes by serving the patient’s needs using technology.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] A Woman with Type 1 Was Behind This Viral Photo
    My blood sugars were always very great. My A1Cs were still in the sixes and sevens, but after 27 years, it takes a toll,” she said in a phone interview with Insulin Nation. She no longer needs insulin therapy, although she is careful to avoid calling the transplant a cure. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Dear Diagnosis: Riva’s Letter to Herself
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes advice Dear Diagnosis diabetes diagnosis insulin letter low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia Dear Riva, It’s okay, really. You can breathe. Yes, you were just told that you had an illness you never heard of and it will take five or ten years to find a cure! Laugh!!! Nope, we still got it, but I guarantee you, it will be okay. Actually some good things will come of […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] You Have a Right to Feel Diabetes Burnout
    All the tedious finger-pricking and annoying alarms and evasive blood sugars and meandering moods get to you eventually. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes burnout diabetes management emotions feelings guilt insulin podcast support videoDiabetes burnout is real. It can get exhausting, rightfully so. For some, burnout is an emotional state and for some, it is an action or actions. Either way, it is a very real part of living with […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] FDA Approves AstraZeneca’s Once-Weekly Bydureon BCise for Type 2 Diabetes
    Bydureon BCise is a new formulation of Bydureon–this one is a once-weekly, single-dose auto injector device intended for adults with type 2 diabetes whose blood sugar levels are still not well managed when taking one or more oral medications […]. News Treatments Type 2 Diabetes A1c AstraZeneca bydureon exercise GLP-1 insulin metformin (Glucophage) type 2 diabetes drugs U.S.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] The T1D-Warrior Label Oversimplifies Life with Type 1
    He or she conquers the disease, battling high and low blood sugars and other challenges on a daily basis. Recently, a number of medical historians have published accounts of the first individuals to receive insulin shortly after Frederick Banting discovered the serum in 1921. Nearly all of these historical accounts abruptly end with insulin’s discovery. This was certainly the case in the 1920s when insulin was in short supply, and it remains true today. Opinion.
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Ganesh and Varma: Evaluating new options for managing diabetes
    One of the core principles for managing diabetes, a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, is ensuring blood sugar control. Ever since the seminal discovery by Banting and Best in 1921, insulin has been the hallmark of glycemic control for millions of people living with diabetes who are unable to produce enough of this hormone themselves
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] My Advice to Those Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes
    By avoiding support and refusing to ask for help, I put a lot of pressure on myself to always have good blood sugars and avoid lows. There is no end to the process of blood sugar management, but there are always new beginnings. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? This was adapted by our editor from a longer essay.
  • TOPIX  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes: Synthetic beta cells could lead to skin patch treatment
    A team of scientists has created synthetic pancreatic beta cells that automatically release insulin when they sense high blood sugar. In the journal Nature Chemical Biology , researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University in Raleigh describe how they developed and tested the synthetic cells
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] The Overnight Blood Sugar Conundrum
    In the past week, I’ve seen these two 24-hour CGM traces: It’s amazing that the same overnight insulin dose produced those two markedly different midnight-to-9am glucose outcomes (left side of each graph). Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Apple basal testing blood glucose monitoring blood glucose/sugar level exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) sleep and diabetesThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] What to Put in Your Diabetes Emergency Kit
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Apple diabetes supplies emergency emergency kit google Humalog insulin insulin pumps iOS iPhone Lantus low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) medical ID MedtronicEmergencies happen suddenly. This is a stark realization as I breathe in ash from wildfires that have evacuated over 25,000 people in northern California. On this bike trip across the country, I rode into Sonoma County and met evacuees from towns like Santa Rosa.
  • TOPIX  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Self-Care for Diabetes
    Case 1: Herbal Supplements for Diabetes Treatment Q: SI, a 65-year old woman is seeking advice about supplementing her medication regimen with herbals that she has heard can help lower her glycated hemoglobin values and better control her blood sugar. She reports having type 2 diabetes for the past 10 years and that her medications includes metformin 1000 mg twice daily and a basal insulin, along with premeal boluses
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] T1 Talk: Food, Exercise and Emotions in Check
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes conversations exercise food gluten-free insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb dietWelcome back to T1 Talk, a series of conversations between myself and Bec of Sweet and Sour Diabetes.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Type 3c diabetes misdiagnosed in a majority of patients: Study
    Most people are familiar with Type 1 and Type 2 of diabetes - a disorder where the pancreas can't produce enough insulin to balance blood sugar levels. However, a third classification of diabetes exists, Type 3c, which researchers say is being incorrectly diagnosed as Type 2. Type 3c diabetes most frequently presents in people who have had a pancreatic disease, such as swelling of the pancreas, trauma to the pancreas, cystic fibrosis, pancreatic cancer, among others
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Parenting and Adulting With Type 1 Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes family of person with diabetes insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) mother parenting with diabetes pregnancy with type 1 diabetes self-careWhen my children were younger, I was asked a couple of times about how I balance life as a mum and life as a person with type 1 diabetes. It was definitely a challenge to juggle parenting with anything else, but that’s not news to any parent. Now that my children are older (13 & […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] The World Series Pitcher with Type 1 Diabetes
    Brandon Morrow may find his blood sugar levels elevated like the speed of his fastball today. Luckily for Morrow, a relief pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers who has Type 1 diabetes, he already has honed his blood sugar management so that it has becomes an almost subconscious routine. He uses an insulin pump, but disconnects when he’s getting close to being called into the game, and checks his blood sugars during regular intervals before and throughout the game.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] My Parents Tried to Have Type 1 For a Day
    For the next 24 hours, they will monitor their blood sugar and give themselves shots.”. A nurse entered the room with a cart filled with blood sugar kits, test strips, lancets, syringes, bottles of saline solution (to stand in for insulin) and logbooks. You’ll be testing your blood sugar four times a day and injecting insulin five times a day. After we ordered, my mom pulled out the blood sugar meters and strips.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Gary Taubes on Calories vs. Carbs, The Case Against Sugar, and More
    Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Weight Management addiction American Diabetes Association (ADA) cause of diabetes Gary Taubes insulin interview low-carb diet nutrition sugarThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Hypoglycemia and DKA in Children Using Insulin Pumps VS Syringes
    Scientists asked the question, “Are the rates of severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis lower with insulin pump therapy than with insulin injection therapy in young patients with type 1 diabetes?” News Technology Treatments Type 1 Diabetes A1c children with diabetes insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) multiple daily injections (MDI) type 1 diabetes study
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Grocery List Essentials for Diabetes
    Type 2 diabetes, which is the most common form, occurs when the body becomes unable to adequately use the insulin produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar, especially after eating As more and more people of all ages are diagnosed with diabetes everyday, grocery stores can expect people to turn more toward home cooked meals, seeking out nutrition advice and healthier options for feeding themselves and their families.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] How to Have a Colonoscopy While Taking Insulin
    She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. What should I do about my insulin dosing? Here are some good general guidelines to consider discussing: If you’re using long-acting insulin, you likely will continue to dose normally because you need this part of your insulin each and every day just to cover usual body functions. Do not take your short-acting insulin, unless instructed to by the doctor.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Quiz: Is Your Partner Helpful With Your Type 1 Diabetes?
    You planned to order pizza with your partner, but you’ve been battling high blood sugars all day. Things are getting steamy, but you say you have to check your blood sugar. You have the chance to sign up for Insulin Nation’s free newsletter. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Is the one you’re with helpful when it comes to supporting you in your Type 1 diabetes self-care?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Why I’m Excited About Tandem’s X2 Dexcom G5 Software Update
    By David Ahn, MD In late August, the FDA approved Tandem Diabetes’ long-awaited first software update for their X2 Insulin Pump that enables Dexcom G5 integration. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Android Animas Apple Asante continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom Dexcom G5 google insulin insulin pumps iOS iPhone low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medtronic Omnipod roche t:slim t:slim X2 tandem
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Why Foot Care is Important for People with Diabetes
    She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. Foot issues arise because of damage to fine blood vessels in the feet caused by high blood sugar levels. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Certified diabetes educator Becky Wells recently retired from working with a diabetes self-management education program at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] The Blood Sugars That Bring Me to My Knees
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes feelings insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) sadnessWhen I was pregnant and about 6 years into my yoga practice, I was asked to start a prenatal yoga class in my local town. Looking back, I am amazed that everyone survived. I was inexperienced, teaching from a book and making grand claims about how the pain we were experiencing while stretching our legs […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] When Should Someone Be Screened for Diabetes?
    She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. If a medical care provider diagnoses someone with Type 1 diabetes, it’s vital that treatment begins right away, as the body can quickly exhaust its internal insulin supply. Adults over 45 years of age often are screened every three years by using a fasting blood sugar test, glucose tolerance test, or Hemoglobin A1C test.
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] 3 Diabetes Things: Predictive Low Glucose Suspend, Flu Shots, Insulin Pricing
    Summary: Apply for a clinical trial for a predictive low glucose suspend (PLGS) system, why you should get the flu shot, and several probes into insulin pricing and profits seen by pharma companies. There is currently a study recruiting people ages 6 and up to investigate an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) system with predictive low glucose suspend (PLGS). Several Probes Target Insulin Drug Pricing.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Defeating the Hypoglycemia Binge
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Bright Spots and Landmines Book insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) overeatingThis article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Adam Brown How to overcome the most frustrating diabetes landmine The “hypoglycemia binge” is easily one of the most frustrating parts of having diabetes. Upon seeing a “43 mg/dl” on the meter, the chain of events often looks like this: (i) […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Why We Chose to Use a Closed Loop System
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes closed-loop system Dexcom diabetes app diabetes devices insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) parentingCaleb and I were in the lobby of his dance studio and he started jumping up and down — not for dance but because he had just received an email announcing his acceptance to the Global Leadership program to which he applied. Up until that moment, I was pretty certain I had nothing to worry […].
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