Dexcom is the premier CGM system in the marketplace today. It's not perfect and it's not cheap but it is the standard. I use it and am quite happy with it other than the fact that with the Dexcom 6 they built in a forced expiration after 10 days of usage. This is American capitalism […]
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Evidence suggests that people with diabetes are more likely to suffer severe symptoms wen contracting COVID-19. The CORONADO Study provides the details.
Good things are happening.
Tandem has been working for a while on making their closed loop system (insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor) more automated. This facilitates usage by younger children. They are getting some very promising results.
In general, Type I diabetics are 3.5 times more likely to die from the virus than the general population. Even more so than Type II's who typically have more co-morbidities. Researchers have had a hard time pinning down the causes for this. A likely candidate, though, is the fact that Type I diabetes is an […]
I am very thankful for new developments in refining the closed loop system (pump + smart Continuous Glucose Monitor). This story is definitely worth a read.
Sleep is important for everyone but for diabetics, even more so. As a diabetic athlete, I have always thought that my lifestyle which includes heavy regular exercise along with a vegetarian diet would mitigate many of the long-terms effects of diabetes. After reading Matthew Walker's Why We Sleep, I now realize that sleep may be […]
Tracey Brown, CEO of the American Diabetes Association, speaks out on the perils of being diabetic during the Coronavirus outbreak.
10 of them to be precise including my favorite, "You are strongest when you feel the weakest." Thanks Insulin Nation for compiling this list.
This is kind of a geeky article but it does explain a true step forward for insulin pump users.