Unleash your own d-senses
A Diabetes Alert Dog provides an invaluable service to a person with diabetes and their loved ones. The keen senses animals possess are refined into an early warning system which can alert a person or others around them to blood sugar levels drifting into the extremes of high or low. These animals primarily use their sense of smell, but their vision might also contribute to their uncanny abilities too. But human beings also possess a formidable array of senses which, prop
Let go of the "one and done" mindset in type 1 diabetes
Consider the following. Would your perception of golf change if the only way you could score at the game was by striking a hole in one? There would be many scoreless ties. What if rebounding wasn't allowed in basketball? If the ball doesn’t go through the hoop on the first attempt, then the other team automatically gets the ball back. Imagine if tennis only allowed one service attempt, never two. In such an alternate reality, these games would become ridiculously challenging,
What's your basal insulin IQ?
Patients and families routinely make changes to their or their kid's insulin therapy. This should be based upon an sound understanding of how basal insulin therapy works (whether delivered by injection(s) or an insulin pump). Basal insulin is the foundation of type 1 diabetes management. Misconceptions may exist about what basal insulin is all about. Take the short quiz below and see what you know about basal insulin and its role in managing type 1 diabetes. 1. Basa
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Sugar Surfing? Sugar Surfing is a metaphor for Dynamic Diabetes Management, also known as “managing the moment”. It’s based on an awareness of one’s blood sugar trends using a continuous glucose monitoring system or by use of frequent blood glucose checks with a handheld meter. By viewing blood glucose trending, a person can make self-care choices earlier and at times more aggressively than with old-style single point in time blood sugar information. Sugar Surfing rep