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 »
Diabetes alert dogs can be an emotional topic, as many PWDs (people with diabetes) are passionate about the need and trust these pups’ senses even though the research community hasn’t yet pinpointed the exact science behind these alerts.
Thankfully that’s changing.
At the ADA Scientific Sessions in June, we saw a research poster with new data showing hard evidence that diabetes alert dogs can identify the chemical compounds specific to hypoglycemia, and that they can…
Two ER visits within two days, thanks to a severe low blood sugar and then non-budging high blood sugars.
Both are enough to make anyone with diabetes cringe. But then there’s the fact that these experiences themselves highlighted how the urgent care establishment is ill-equipped to deal with diabetes.
And it gets even more troublesome.
I’ve long believed that we PWDs (people with diabetes) aren’t going to get quality care in the emergency room if…
This is the fourth year of Diabetes Blog Week dreamed up by D-Peep Karen Graffeo, who blogs over at Bitter-Sweet, and today’s prompt asks us to take a stand on all the hubbub we’ve seen in our Diabetes Online Community lately relating to petitions that call for change.
Here’s what Karen asks of us today:
Recently, various petitions have been circulating the DOC, so today let’s pretend to write our own. Tell us who you…
Geez, we’re glad this doesn’t make the list of actual diabetes complications…
Kudos today to social media guru, funny man, and illustrator Mr. Mike Lawson, who knows we can all use a laugh amid the attempts to carb-count and dose perfectly every time (NOT!)
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