Saturday, April 19, 2014

Artificial Pancreas, accuracy?

Would you trust the Artificial Pancreas to accurately determine your blood sugar levels? I have used two CGM systems, and both of them have given me false alarms saying I was high or low when my meter indicated I was in my comfort range. Many people have great success with a CGM, but some people do not. If the AP component that determines your BG level is not accurate, then it will give you insulin for a false high, or glucagon for a false low. Either of those actions could cause serious problems!!

http://www.diabetescare.net/flash_article.asp?id=447437&utm_source=DiabetesCare.net&utm_campaign=a3493426f7-DC_net_Weekend_Newsletter_Apr_19_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b42e0194b0-a3493426f7-393639405

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Joslin Medalists


Riva Greenberg is a wonderful author, and she has written an article in the Huffington Post about the Joslin Medalist program. She also discusses the Medalist Study. Medalists are type 1 diabetics who were diagnosed at least 50 years ago. T...he Medalist Study is attempting to determine the factors that have enabled many type 1 diabetics to live so long, without serious complications. I have the 50 year medal, and will be eligible for the 75 year medal in 2020. Here is the link to Riva's article. It is a very good read.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riva-greenberg/get-a-medal-for-having-ty_b_5045502.html