If you’re like me, hypoglycemia makes you paranoid. Not just in the moment it happens, but for weeks and months after a significant low I just feel scared — that it might hit me again at some unexpected moment out in public and no one around me would know what was happening. Which is why I am so religious about wearing medical ID jewelry. I’m also very fashion-conscious, so that med jewelry had better look…Read more »
Hey there, Diabetes Community!
Welcome back to another round of our weekly advice column, Ask D’Mine, hosted by veteran type 1, diabetes author and educator Wil Dubois.
This week, Wil hears a heart-breaking story about a very scary hypo and how it’s making one family wonder what options exist that could help… perhaps some diabetes tech that could be worn on the wrist? In these times of #WeAreNotWaiting, Wil has many thoughts to share on…
We’re always happy to hear stories about diabetes alert dogs helping families, along with the growing body of research being built up behind these anecdotal tales of doggy awesomeness.
Well try this one on for size: a newly adopted D-Alert Dog in Indiana, who not only has an awesome story but has her own book, Facebook page and even business cards! Yup, this family’s dog is not only helping alert a pair of type 1s…
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 »
If I were the parent of a child with diabetes, my opinions about the new-to-the-market and highly praised Medtronic MySentry CGM monitoring device might be different.
But I’m not a CWD parent. No, I’m an adult living with type 1 diabetes.
And from that perspective, despite all the benefits of this device I see, it’s just not for me. I see more cons and downsides to it than benefits and that’s why I can’t say…