CGMs: A Tale of Two Bodies

I have been struggling lately, managing the highs and lows that comes with being a Type I diabetic. So I made an appointment with my endocrinologist to review my glucose monitor readings and see if there is anything else I should be doing. We both agreed that it might be worth trying out a Continuous […]

Over the Counter Hearing Aids vs. Professionally Assisted Fittings

Now that legislation has passed allowing Over The Counter (OTC) sales of hearing aids the debate will go on until there is actual experience by consumers purchasing hearing aids on their own. We know that DIYers may prefer this method but most people will probably want some help. The audiology and hearing aid dispensing communities […]

AHCA, the Better Care Reconciliation Act and Diabetes

Healthcare reform is always a fraught issue for diabetes. Most of us diabetics pay close attention to find out where we stand. In this case the devil, once again, is in the details. The Republican House plan, the American Health Care Act, and the Senate version called the Better Care Reconciliation Act both get nasty […]

Artificial Pancreas News

Bigfoot Biomedical will soon be offering a closed loop system that includes an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitoring device. Their system includes some advancements from the first generation of these systems. One important one is that it automatically monitors and regulates the basal insulin level. As a Type I diabetic, I have shied […]

Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

According to a California Healthline article just out today, over-the-counter hearing aids may be on the brink of approval by the FDA and the FTC. Over the past few years, the difference between a Personal Sound Amplification Device (PSAD) and an actual hearing aid has narrowed. The best PSADs are, in fact, hearing aids in […]