Pros of Insulin Pumping

By Gary Scheiner, MS CDE Insulin pump therapy offers a number of unique and important advantages over traditional insulin injection therapy. (You can …

The Cons of Pumping Insulin

By Gary Scheiner, MS CDE Making an educated decision about pump therapy means that you should be aware of the potential drawbacks associated with its …

Emotional Health and Type 1

The physical tasks related to diabetes management are easy to list: check your blood sugar, take your insulin, be mindful of your diet, and make sure …

Ten Ways to Take a Bite Out of Blood Sugar

Let’s talk about blood sugar management today. Sounds boring, huh? Not at all, really. Done right, taking steps to lower blood sugar can be highly …

Why I Love Testing My Blood Sugar and Why You Should Too

Okay, before we get started today, I want you to take this quiz with me: Question: Why should you test your blood sugar? a) Because my doctor told me …

Amazing d-Tech: Continuous Glucose Monitoring

By far the techiest of all d-Tech is continuous glucose monitoring, known simply as CGM. It’s so frickin’ high-tech, it borders on magic. It’s …

Diabetes Simplified: A1C Testing

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the best-controlled of all?” —what the Wicked Queen would have asked if she’d had diabetes instead of …

Diabetes Simplified: What Is Insulin?

  It’s clearer than water from an alpine mountain spring. It’s as expensive as French perfume. It’s nearly one hundred years old. It’s …