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!!

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.