Welcome back! It’s Saturday again, so time to curl up with a cup of tea/coffee and our weekly diabetes advice column, Ask D’Mine! This week, veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois tackles a question we’ve never heard before about the probability that continuous glucose monitor (CGM) use might lead to cancer (?). He also has some thoughts about how to manage non-diabetes medical professionals when you’re in the hospital… should an emergency…Read more »
When her daughter Tallia (Tally, for short) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in September of 2007, Donna Annese was one of those moms who wasn’t taking it sitting down.
Within a year of diagnosis, Donna helped her daughter get started pumping, and then in November 2008, the family began creating unique cases for pumps and other D-supplies under the label Tallygear (named after her Tally, of course!). Their main product is something called the…
Snuggled up in my bed under the warm covers, all I want to do is keep my eyes closed.
But, no. My darn insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor (CGM) just won’t shut up and let me sleep. Both vibrate and beep incessantly, reminding me that I’m low and nagging me to wake up and do something about it.
Neither device can actually intervene or do anything to prevent these lows (or highs) from happening.…
From the “crap no one ever tells you about with diabetes” file, comes:
Dissect the word with me for a moment:
Lipo — OK, that sounds like weight loss surgery.
Hyper — Yes, we often are. How else could we juggle work, kids, exercise, myriad lab tests and doctor’s appointments, non-stop carb-counting and dosing adjustments, etc., etc. and still do our taxes?
Trophy — Do I get one, for putting up with all this diabetes…
Hey there, D-Peeps!
February may be a shorter month, but that doesn’t mean our Diabetes Online Community is short of amazing content. With love in the air as usual this Valentine’s month, we wanted to follow that theme by showing our love for fellow D-Bloggers who’ve bared their hearts and souls once again in a month of outstanding posts!
Here are 13 “must-reads” that caught our eye this month:
Our D-Community came together again…