Thursday, January 19, 2017

Enlite 530G vs Dexcom G4 Sensors

Gary Scheiner, author of "Think Like A Pancreas", wore both an Enlite sensor and a Dexcom G4 sensor for eight weeks so he could make a comparison. The results may surprise you.

Type 1 Cure? A New Approach

A new approach to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. It involves finding "...a way to offer individualized and personalized therapies for people with diabetes much in the same way cancer treatment does today." It is hoped that a cure may found within the next six years.

https://asweetlife.org/city-of-hope-new-approch-to-cure-type-1-diabetes-in-six-years/

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Increasing Cost Of Insulin

Here is a very good article on the increasing cost of insulin.

http://thediabeticjourney.com/drug-companies-are-profiting-huge-off-of-insulin/

Monday, January 16, 2017

Medicare Covering SOME CGMs

Medicare will cover SOME CGMs now!!
The following article on Diabetesmine answers a lot of questions concerning Medicare coverage of CGMs. If you have Medicare coverage, you should read this!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Diabetic's Guide To Coffee

I have posted about caffeine raising my blood sugar level. Many of my friends have said caffeine affects them in that way. Here is a more thorough guide to coffee and how it may affect your diabetes.

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-slideshows/520-a-diabetic-s-guide-to-coffee?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=DC_20170114_B&utm_term=1button#1

Friday, January 13, 2017

8 fitness myths debunked

Interesting article. This may change your way of exercising.

http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/8-fitness-myths-debunked

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Type 1 and DKA, Education

There is too much misdiagnosing of diabetes in the US. Type 1 diagnosed as type 2, and people with diabetes not being told that they have diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can occur in people of all ages. In some cases DKA occurs in some of these misdiagnosed individuals. That has been known lead to death in some instances. There is a new program that is attempting to help this situation. The program has been introduced in Ohio, and several other states are joining the project.The educational program described below should help.

"Along with two national parent advocates, Michelle Berman and Debbie Healy, and Malissa Sarver, Beyond Type 1 will raise awareness about T1D and DKA by deploying print materials to every pediatrician office in the state of Ohio, altogether, that’s over 250 pediatricians. The materials include multiple print posters with T1D warning signs in English and Spanish, a parent handout, and a survey."

http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/news/12831/beyond-type-1-offers-education-on-type-1-diabetesdka