I’ve just started on the Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor myself, and a few weeks in I am absolutely loving the accuracy and sense of security it’s giving me at all hours of the day. It’s already provided early notice of a few low blood sugars, especially during the overnight hours that are the biggest worry for me when it comes to hypos. Honestly, the thought of not waking up is one of my biggest…Read more »
Traveling with diabetes can be a daunting task for even the most experienced PWDs (persons with diabetes).
Did I pack enough needles? Is my insulin safe? Got backup prescriptions just in case? Are there doctors where I’m going who’ll accept my insurance if need be?
Yup, traveling to an unfamiliar country can be especially challenging with diabetes…
Today, we’re happy to introduce Stephanie Bradford from central Pennsylvania, a freelance writer and marketing consultant who’s been…Read more »
Can you all believe it’s been a full 10 years since the Behavioral Diabetes Institute (BDI) was established in San Diego, CA? We neither. And neither can the organizers, apparently.
We’ve long been fans of the BDI and what it’s done to increase the resources and conversation about the emotional and psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes — from Dr. Bill Polonsky’s focus on diabetes burnout and depression, the pocket-sized D-Etiquette Cards on talking to…
In an age where everything’s electronic and going online, the days of logging blood sugars by hand is clearly on the way out for many PWDs (people with diabetes).
Diabetes camps across the country are embracing Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) like the rest of the healthcare and medical world — yes, there actually is a difference between EMRs and EHRs. Both have been pretty well-publicized and debated in recent years,…
We continue traveling the globe to bring you accounts of living with diabetes in various countries for our Global Diabetes series. This month, we’re happy to introduce a teenager who’s living with type 1 diabetes over in Baghdad, Iraq.
Danya Almashta, who’s on Twitter as @Danya_dede, has just recently joined the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) and has her own personal D-blog called Happy Diabetics.
She’s offered to share aspects of her life as a teen…Read more »