• 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 […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] A Number You Can Count On: Strategies for Selecting the Right Blood Glucose Meter
    You can get movies on your phone, a phone on your watch, and a watch that monitors your blood sugar (among other things). Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Apple blood glucose/sugar meter blood glucose/sugar meter accuracy insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) U.S. By Gary Scheiner MS, CDE and Alicia Downs RN, BSN, CDE We live in a remarkable time of technological growth and change!
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Should All People With Diabetes Try Eating Low Carb?
    The average patient’s blood sugar management hasn’t improved in 10 years despite better technology–should more focus be made on […]. Food Life with Diabetes Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes and food diabetes diet insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb dietEating low-carb is not currently viewed as an initial recommendation for all people with diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Pump Therapy to the Rescue for Type 2 Diabetes?
    With the help of that drug, and the counseling I received from my doctors and nutritionist, I was able to control my blood sugar for years. After discussions with my endocrinologist, I decided to start on insulin, but even that didn’t solve the problem. Although my progress was closely monitored and my doses adjusted according to my results, I was finding my blood sugar control was still not optimal and my A1c levels were higher than desired.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Metformin – a Misunderstood Drug?
    Metformin is considered a wonder drug for its ability to suppress glucose production in the liver and increase insulin sensitivity in tissue, but how the drug does this has been debated for years. That’s important, as the drug has become well established as the first medicinal tool in the toolbox to regulate blood sugar levels in prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Metformin may be one of the most widely used drugs in the 21st century.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Weekly Injectable Notches Another Study Victory
    As Type 2 diabetes progresses, some people with the condition must supplement their body’s natural insulin production with drug therapy. This can include taking GLP-1 drugs, a relatively new drug therapy which encourages the body’s natural insulin production and lessens the body’s insulin needs. In the trial, semaglutide helped trial participants achieve improved blood sugar control; it also reduced the need for injected insulin for people with Type 2 diabetes.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes Complications – What You Need to Know
    Insulin Nation and Type 2 Nation hosts a regular Q&A column from IDS that answers questions submitted from the diabetes community. These complications occur when the body is damaged by chronically uncontrolled blood sugar, blood pressure, or cholesterol levels, or some combo of the three. These acute complications are hypoglycemia (dangerously low blood sugar levels) and diabetic ketoacidosis (dangerously high blood sugar levels that lead to ketones in the blood).
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Which Diabetes Treatment Works Best?
    Medscape recently reported on a review of over 200 studies that measured the effectiveness of blood sugar-lowering drugs. Here are some key findings: Blood sugar-lowering effects. While many of the diabetes drugs reviewed lowered A1C scores, two (metformin and sulfonylureas) seemed to lower blood sugar levels the most. Sulfonylureas and insulin were found to increase the risk of hypoglycemia, while thiazolidinediones were shown to increase the risk of heart failure.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] What are Sulfonylureas?
    Sulfonylureas remain an effective and cheap option for blood sugar control, and are often used in combination with metformin. These drugs lower blood glucose levels by stimulating pancreatic function and allowing the body to use insulin more effectively. Know Your Drugs. A drug prescription can come with a lot of questions. With our “Know Your Drugs” series, we provide you with a snapshot of the different diabetes drugs on the market, and links to additional information.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] New Continuous Glucose Monitors for Type 2?
    When it comes to blood sugar control, knowledge is power. People with diabetes who are vigilant about monitoring their blood sugar levels can identify patterns throughout the day and make corrections. To do this, some people with diabetes use a device called a continuous glucose monitor, which automatically monitors blood sugar readings every few minutes. A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is worn on the body and can send readings to an insulin pump or a smartphone.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Metformin Deemed Safe for Most Medical Imaging
    Metformin is an oral drug which lowers blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of sugar produced in the liver and increasing the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin. Discontinuing metformin 48 hours before a scan may solve the problem, but elevated blood glucose levels can also affect scans, so some alternative means of bringing down blood sugar levels must be found for that 48-hour period.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] How to “Eat to Your Meter”
    Yet, there are newly diagnosed people with diabetes everyday who can benefit and those who might have become distracted with dietary advice who might appreciate the reminder to pay attention to how food affects our blood sugars. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes and food diabetes self-management insulin low-carb diet managing type 2 diabetesThe advice to “eat to your meter” isn’t new and it’s gone around many times.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] The First Time My Mom Tested My Blood Sugar
    In this condensed excerpt, Quinn shares what it was like when her mother identified she had uncontrolled high blood sugars. Quinn, would you check your blood sugar on Will’s meter?”. It’s probably nothing, but I want to check your blood sugar.”. After two years and three months of helping Will monitor his blood sugar, I knew that a healthy glucose reading was between 80 mg/dL and 120 mg/dL. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Navigating My Way Through a Food Heavy Culture
    Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes blood glucose/sugar control family of person with diabetes food choices insulin insulin pumpsGrowing up in an Italian family, there has always been a big emphasis on food. Our cupboards, fridges and freezers at home are always well stocked. Every Friday, I receive a reminder from Mum and Dad to add whatever I want to the weekly shopping list. If I haven’t taken any lunch to work with […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Is There a Production of RENT with Diabetes Instead of AIDS?
    apparently the characters took “insulin breaks” — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017. for Diabetes mellitus high blood sugar syndrome. — " class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> rachel slime " class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> (@rachsyme) October 6, 2017. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? So, sometimes things blow up on Twitter in a big way.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Is There a Production of RENT with Diabetes Instead of AIDS?
    apparently the characters took “insulin breaks” — Chelsea Fagan (@Chelsea_Fagan) October 6, 2017. for Diabetes mellitus high blood sugar syndrome. — " class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> rachel slime " class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /> (@rachsyme) October 6, 2017. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? So, sometimes things blow up on Twitter in a big way.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] In the Dark Without My CGM
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) finger pricks insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia I’ve been using a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) since November 2015 and it has made a huge difference in my diabetes management. It has narrowed the glucose swings so much and it has been a huge relief in my anxiety relating to trying to avoid hypos. And I have worn it 24/7 since I got it. […].
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes Symptoms in Men
    Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that occurs when your blood sugar , is too high. Glucose is what the body uses for energy, and the pancreas produces a hormone called insulin that helps convert the glucose from the food you eat into energy
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Can insulin pumps work better than injections for kids with diabetes?
    Children and teens with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps may have better-controlled blood sugar and fewer complications than youth who inject insulin, a new study suggests. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition that develops when the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow blood sugar to enter cells and produce energy
  • TOPIX  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Pump May Beat Shots for Type 1 Diabetes
    In young people with type 1 diabetes, insulin pump therapy may offer better blood sugar control and fewer complications than daily injections of the vital hormone, new German research suggests. Insulin pumps work, and they work even somewhat better than multiple daily injections overall," said Dr. Robert Rapaport, chief of the division of pediatric endocrinology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] What Is Insulin Therapy?
    Insulin therapy has long been an important treatment for those with Type 1 diabetes. More recently, insulin therapy is being prescribed for some with Type 2 diabetes. Insulin is a hormone that is naturally created by the pancreas. A person with Type 1 diabetes has a pancreas that produces little to no insulin; they need insulin treatment to keep their blood sugar levels from climbing to deadly unhealthy levels.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] What is Metformin?
    It is considered a generally safe and effective drug for lowering blood sugar levels, and it’s one of the first diabetes medications prescribed after diagnosis. There is a compound found within the plant that lowers blood sugar. By itself, the compound, called guanidine, can be toxic, but when two guanidine compounds are combined, they became a useful tool for blood sugar control. A drug prescription can come with a lot of questions.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Metformin Deemed Safe for Most Medical Imaging
    Metformin is an oral drug which lowers blood sugar levels by decreasing the amount of sugar produced in the liver and increasing the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin. Discontinuing metformin 48 hours before a scan may solve the problem, but elevated blood glucose levels can also affect scans, so some alternative means of bringing down blood sugar levels must be found for that 48-hour period.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Researchers Find Sulfonylureas Don’t Pose a Cardiovascular Risk
    However, a recent study suggests that an older class of drugs might still be a safe and effective tool to help manage blood sugar levels. This class of drug can be taken in addition with metformin to assist in blood sugar control. Sulfonylureas work by increasing when the pancreas releases insulin. Some of the side effects associated with sulfonylureas are weight gain and potential low blood sugar.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Conversations About Diabetes
    Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes brittle diabetes conversations exercise insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) the things people say about diabetes U.S. “Are you a brittle diabetic?” Two things I don’t like to hear in one sentence. But…if you live with diabetes long enough, you’re going to hear questions like that. I actually had a great conversation with the person who asked that a couple of weeks ago.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Steroids Make Blood Glucose Levels Rise
    She has shared her “Ask the Diabetes Educator” advice columns from that program with Insulin Nation. This always makes my blood sugar levels go up, and nothing I do seems to get them down. Answer: The use of steroids (glucocorticoids) can cause significantly high blood sugar levels. These hormones decrease the effectiveness of insulin and make your liver dump more glucose into your bloodstream. Insulin amounts will need to be decreased as steroid levels decrease.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] I was Diagnosed with Type 1 at 28 Years Old
    I checked my fasting blood sugar that Friday morning and it was 336 mg/dL, but I had no clue how high that was so I just went on with my day. I talked to my mom that morning and told her what my blood sugar was. My wife, my family, and my local Type 1 adult support group help me with my late nights and unpredictable blood sugars. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Kids First, Diabetes Second Book: Putting Diabetes in the Background
    Yes, your child needs to have their blood sugar checked and get insulin, but these should become minor interruptions, not the most prominent events each day. When your child comes into your room or meets you downstairs in the kitchen, don’t let the first questions out of your mouth be “Did you check your blood sugar? If your child had blood sugar issues during the school day, I’m sure the nurse or other staff already called you.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] 5 Ways to Use Cell Phone App Technology to Manage Diabetes
    Let’s face it, diabetes management takes a lot of work: balancing your routine, keeping track of the data, planing for exercise and meal plans, dealing with blood sugar levels, and taking insulin. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes diabetes apps diabetes data diabetes technology exercise insulin logbook MyFitnessPal mysugr
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Abbott’s New Freestyle Flash: Instant, Painless Glucose Monitoring Without Finger Sticks
    FDA approval, which removes the need for routine finger sticks and is still reliably accurate enough to use for insulin dosing. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c Abbott Bigfoot Biomedical continuous glucose monitor (CGM) exercise Flash glucose monitoring system Freestyle Libre insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) U.S. A new glucose monitoring system has recently received U.S.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Do You Have Type 2 Diabetes and Say “No” to Insulin?
    A new study found that 30 percent of people with type 2 diabetes chose not to take insulin when it was first prescribed and instead started taking it about 2 years later. Do you have type 2 diabetes and have you said “no” or “not yet” to taking insulin?If Life with Diabetes Treatments Type 2 Diabetes fear insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) managing type 2 diabetes
  • TOPIX  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Brave East Kilbride girl takes on 5K fundraising walk to find cure for diabetes
    Little Anna Ferrar and her family have dealt with the daily struggle of multiple blood sugar tests, insulin injections and carb-counting since she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just two years old A brave four-year-old girl from East Kilbride will put her best foot forward this weekend in the hope of finding a life-changing cure for diabetes.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Give Your Insulin Time to Work and What Carbs Have to Do With It
    It depends on the type of insulin you take but chances are you take a type of insulin that requires you to give it some time to begin its action before you dig into your food. Food Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes bolus insulin carbohydrates Humalog insulin insulin timing low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) rapid-acting insulin
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Use Vial Safe to Protect Your Expensive Insulin Vials
    Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) vialsafe videoEditors note: We originally ran this post in 2012, but after hearing of Joel Grossman’s passing, we wanted to share it with readers once again in his honor. Joel was a fellow diabetic who created this product to help others. We thank you, Joel, for all you’ve done for our community. When Joel Grossman sent […].
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] How Many Carbs Were in That Lozenge?
    Unless Chancellor Hammond had a sugar-free lozenge ready for May just in case, which seems unlikely, then May took what was offered without stopping to worry about the carb count. It is telling, however, that the tweet from her account to commemorate her coughing struggles during the speech features a sugar-free lozenge (white wrapper) and a sugar-free cough-and-cold syrup. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation?
  • INSULIN NATION  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] 6 Parodies of Songs With Diabetes Injected into the Lyrics
    I start with the words and spend the most time on getting the text just how I want it,” Lee said in an email to Insulin Nation. And she takes Carole King’s “So Far Away” as the basis for “So High Today,” a song about the mysteries of a day with high blood sugar levels. Do you have an idea you would like to write about for Insulin Nation? Melissa Lee has been pairing diabetes research fundraising with her love of singing to motivate those who give to her numerous campaigns.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] A Mysterious Low Blood Sugar
    At some point, if you live with diabetes and take insulin you’re going to have a mysterious low. Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes anxiety family of person with diabetes insulin Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb dietIt finally happened! I’d heard about it, read about it, feared it, even dreaded it. But one can’t stave off the inevitable.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Trooper with Type 1 Helps Motorist with Diabetes During Bad Hypo
    I could only imagine that [his levels were] probably now lower than the 47,” Trooper Cruz said in a telephone interview with Insulin Nation. Trooper Cruz helped bring the man’s sugars up then, as well. For blood glucose control, he utilizes an insulin pump off-duty and an insulin pen while on shift. Now, his colleagues even sometimes help him inject insulin into his bicep when he’s in in his protective gear.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] FDA Approves Tandem’s t:slim X2 Pump with Integrated Dexcom G5 CGM
    By Maeve Serino and Adam Brown Free software upgrade for t:slim X2 users, first G5-integrated pump on the market, CGM can be used for insulin dosing and remote monitoring Tandem just recently announced FDA approval and launch of its t:slim X2 insulin pump with integrated Dexcom G5 CGM. […]. Technology Type 1 Diabetes Animas continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) roche t:slim tandem U.S.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] New Ultra Fast-Acting Insulin Fiasp is US FDA Approved
    Novo Nordisk’s Fiasp (insulin aspart) 100 Units/mL has been approved by the US FDA. Fiasp is a fast-acting mealtime insulin for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. News Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c basal insulin Fiasp Humalog insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Novo Nordisk NovoLog U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ultra-fast rapid-acting insulin
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Many adults with diabetes delay insulin therapy
    Three in ten adults with type 2 diabetes who need to start taking insulin to lower their blood sugar don't begin treatment when their doctors tell them to, a recent study suggests. This matters to patients because insulin therapy is typically offered to patients with high blood sugar levels," said senior study author Dr. Alexander Turchin of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston
  • SARA KNICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Should Dexcom G5 Users Still Rely on Finger Sticks?
    News Technology Type 1 Diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Dexcom G5 Mobile insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) U.S. The Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitoring system has been FDA approved to allow users to make treatment decisions based on the system without checking with a finger stick first. Many users have jumped at this freedom from extra finger-sticks aside from the morning and night calibration checks.
  • TOPIX  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Novo Nordisk diabetes drug approved in China
    Tresiba is ultralong-acting insulin that is injected once a day to help control the blood sugar levels of patients Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk A/S said Wednesday its Tresiba treatment has been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration to treat diabetes in China, which it said has the world's highest number of adult diabetes patients.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Do Continuous Glucose Monitors Help Pregnant Women With Diabetes?
    Researchers conducted a trial to find if continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) would improve a pregnant mother’s blood sugar management as well as obstetric and neonatal health outcomes. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes A1c continuous glucose monitor (CGM) insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) pregnancy with type 1 diabetes
  • SCIENCE DAILY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Injection alternative: Model predicts performance of glucose-responsive insulin
    Researchers have created a computer model that can predict how glucose-responsive insulin will affect patients' blood sugar based on chemical traits such as how quickly it becomes activated in the presence of glucose. This could help scientists design insulin that lingers in a patient's bloodstream and becomes active only when needed, such as right after a meal
  • JOSLIN DIABETES CENTER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Diabetes Management for Two: Tips for Supporting your Significant Other
    Dr. Marilyn Ritholz : There are several ways to start the conversation with your partner that can help you express your desire to help with their diabetes management without overstepping: Begin the conversation with your wish to understand your partner’s experience of the difficult demands of diabetes self-care, such as the need to focus on food intake, exercise, frequent taking of insulin/medication, treating low blood sugars and high blood sugars, and establishing a routine of self-care.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Listen: Injecting in a Pump World
    She talks with Scott about how they manage diabetes and the need to figure out how to deal with high blood sugars when you aren’t using an insulin pump. Have you found a way to easily deal with high blood sugars […]. General Technology Type 1 Diabetes continuous glucose monitor (CGM) high blood glucose/sugar (hyperglycemia) insulin insulin pumps multiple daily injections (MDI) podcast
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] How Does a Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery System Handle Random Exercise?
    Slovenian researchers tested a closed-loop insulin delivery system to find out how unannounced exercise was dealt with and found that blood sugar levels were kept mostly in target range. For many patients with type 1 diabetes, low blood sugar levels are a big concern surrounding exercise. News Technology Type 1 Diabetes A1c closed-loop system exercise insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) type 1 diabetes study
  • D-MOM  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] 3 Little Diabetes Things: Diabetes, Depression, Diabulimia
    Just think of all the diabetes-related stuff they have to deal with — blood sugar checks, highs and lows, having to give insulin before eating, etc. Plus high and low blood sugars can mess with emotions. Diabulimia is an eating disorder where people with type 1 diabetes withhold insulin in order to lose weight.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Dexcom Begins Shipping First Medicare G5 CGM Bundles
    Technology Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Ascensia continuous glucose monitor (CGM) Contour Next Dexcom health insurance insulin insulin pumps low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Medicare U.S. This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Teens With Type 1 Diabetes at Risk for Disordered Eating and Body Dissatisfaction
    Aside from blood sugar fluctuations and changes in insulin requirements, teenagers are at higher risk for disordered eating behaviors and body dissatisfaction. Food Life with Diabetes News Type 1 Diabetes A1c body image diabulimia eating disorders exercise insulin teens with diabetesType 1 diabetes in teens who are adjusting to new hormone levels and a heightened sense of self-awareness can be very challenging.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] You Too Can Bolus for Chinese Take Out
    A successful insulin bolus is all about the balance between amount and timing. Food Type 1 Diabetes A1c blood glucose/sugar spikes bolus insulin carbohydrate counting CGM data Chinese food Dexcom insulin insulin pumps prebolusArden recently had Chinese takeout that consisted of sesame chicken, white rice, and edamame. Take a look at her 24-hour Dexcom graph and see if you can guess what time Arden ate the Chinese food.
  • OUR DIABETIC LIFE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] They save their lives.
    He flicked the insulin bottle again and again until he was satisfied. A whale breaching, two bear cubs snuggling, and my son changing the set in his insulin pump…all beautiful moments not seen often by the world. In came the youngest and with a clap of his hand on B’s shoulder he says, “Save some of that insulin for me.” B slid the practically empty insulin bottle to his brother, clearly amused in his brother’s disappointment. His lanky body sat elegantly in the chair.
  • INSULIN NATION  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] Advice on Type 1 Diabetes and Retrograde Ejaculation
    He told me to control my blood sugars. Sexual dysfunction can be a result of high blood sugars, mental health issues, or some combination of the two. Integrated Diabetes Services provides one-on-one education and glucose regulation for people who use insulin. Integrated Diabetes Services offers specialized services for insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor users, athletes, pregnancy & Type 1 diabetes, and those with Type 2 diabetes who require insulin.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] How to Exercise Without Worrying About Your Blood Sugar
    Get Moving Life with Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb dietExercising with diabetes can be a frustrating disaster. Worrying about going low and having to eat a ton of food, never even knowing exactly how much to eat. I’m sure you’ve even had the thought, “What’s the point of all this exercise if I just have to eat like a pig to do it!” ” Ugh! […].
  • SARA KNICKS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] People With Type 1 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes Are Getting Different Messages Regarding Carbs
    Food Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes A1c blood glucose/sugar meter diabetes thoughts exercise insulin low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) low-carb diet pre-diabetes relionSo I walked into Walmart and it made me question everything we’re taught as type 1s. First, there’s a backstory: I heard the ReliOn brand of home A1c tests was on clearance, so I walked into my neighborhood Walmart to see what I could find.
  • SARA KNICKS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
    [Insulin, Sugar] FDA Tentatively Approves Sanofi’s New Fast-Acting Insulin Admelog
    Sanofi’s Admelog 100 u/mL, a new rapid-acting insulin has been tentatively approved by the FDA. Admelog, which is insulin lispro, is for use in adults and children with type 1 or 2 diabetes. News Treatments Type 1 Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Admelog biosimilar insulin Eli Lilly fast Humalog insulin Lilly low blood glucose/sugar (hypoglycemia) Sanofi U.S.
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