Artificial Pancreas: Closing the Loop

By Kerri Sparling How many times a day do you think about diabetes? Every time you check your blood sugar? Every time you take an insulin dose? Every …

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 …

Drugs That Can Raise BG

Some medicines that are used for treating other medical conditions can cause elevated blood sugar in people with diabetes. You may need to monitor …

The Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)

Maintaining good blood glucose control is the most powerful tool in preventing diabetes complications. Many people use a blood glucose meter to check …

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 …