The Importance of Sleep for Diabetics

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 […]

Things You Should Know If You Are Diabetic

10 of them to be precise including my favorite, "You are strongest when you feel the weakest." Thanks Insulin Nation for compiling this list.

Abbott Freestyle Libre CGM Just Upped Their Game by Teaming Up With Omada Health

I have written about Omada Health before as having a very interesting model of care for Type II diabetes. It is a more comprehensive approach that includes dealing with behavioral issues that hinder adherence to a responsible diet and exercise program, and a reliance on technology to make this happen.  It's solid.  While Omada has […]

Abbott Freestyle Libre: the Results Are In

Abbott seems to be onto something with the Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor system for Type II diabetics.

The Price We Pay for Insulin

I wish that this was not an issue. I wish that something other than profits was the key driver in pricing for a medicine that I must have in order to stay alive. But the fact is that the price for a vial of insulin has absolutely soared over the past 10 years. Here is […]

A New Take on Continuous Glucose Monitoring

Many of us diabetics now use CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitor) technology to track our blood sugar levels. Development of the CGM was truly a leap forward in managing diabetes. For those of you who do not know how a CGM works, the hardware is a transmitter that clicks into a sensor which is then attached […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Price of Hearing

Audiology Now!, the hearing aid industry's largest annual convention has just concluded. For the first time, in a long time, the biggest issue was the high cost of hearing aids. The industry has for years been lobbying the US Congress to include hearing aids as a medical cost which would be covered by insurance. While […]