Hey Sugar Surfers, This message is to let you know about some big changes in Sugar Surfing and a little bit about what I'm doing next. Diabetes has been in my family since my daughter was diagnosed in May 2001. This picture was taken shortly after her Mom and I fought hard and won the right for her to get an insulin pump at age 4. You can read about that initial adventure in my bio. I've been working with Stephen Ponder since the Fall of 2002. As CGM matured, we applied the p
Why Sugar Surf?
Why Sugar Surf? Lost in the haze of college rock, winging it, and not logging, it turns out that I began developing my own version of a dynamic approach to managing diabetes back in the late 1980’s. Sometimes this instinctual approach worked. I had varying degrees of success along with some gnarly wipeouts. For example, waking up naked in a pool of cranberry juice spilt all over the bathroom. Oops! Diabetes is widely known to be hard and dealing with it all the time, well, su
SUGAR SURFING LESSON #5: ONLOOKERS vs FIRST RESPONDERS
Through the years I've met thousands of families and adults with diabetes of all types and ages. Over the years, I would go on to know many of them very well on a personal level. This life experience has provided me a front row seat to see how others perceive and engage their diabetes (of all types). A few years ago, Volkswagen advertisers created the “drivers wanted” advertising meme. The implication was that 'in life there are passengers and there are drivers'. Interestingl
SUGAR SURFING LESSON #4: WHEN TO "DOUBLE TAP" A DELTA WAVE
Sugar Surfing™ requires “out of the box” thinking. Traditional diabetes education often discourages taking between meal rapid-acting insulin doses, except perhaps for a 2 hour after meal “correction”. This image exemplifies when you can consider taking another rapid-acting insulin dose when the first dose did not result in a desired effect (i.e., an insulin ‘pivot’). A 50 mg/dL [2.8 mmol/L] delta wave (red triangle) is observed (96 to 146 rise over 1 hour, 5.3 to 8.1 mmol/L).
Sugar Surfing traducción?
El libro Sugar Surfing ™ se ha distribuido globalmente desde 2015. De vez en cuando se realizan solicitudes para su traducción a otros idiomas. Una traducción de libros se puede hacer profesionalmente, pero esto requiere fondos. Sugar Surfing fue originalmente un producto de crowdsourcing. Este post hace una pregunta simple: ¿cuál es el interés en la creación de una versión en español traducida profesionalmente de Sugar Surfing? Esto podría proporcionarse como un libro electr
Libre vs. Dex: A Sugar Surfer's Experience
Sugar Surfing™ was born out of asking a question. After adopting an early generation real-time CGM almost 10 years ago, I was also wearing an old insulin pump (Deltec Cozmo). The question I asked was simple: which one of these two devices attached to my body was more important to me? Both were helpful, but which one could I best do without? After over 30 years of pumping insulin I chose to go back to multi-dose insulin (MDI) and just wear a CGM device. Using the data and tren
Sugar Surfing from the beginning...
A dynamic diabetes care approach from the beginning . . . My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, just following kindergarten graduation. I had seen the warning signs of type 1 from awareness posts a friend had shared the year before as part of Project Blue November. I had also read the story of the little girl from St. George, Utah, named Kycie, which was just down the road from where my parents lived at the time. So, because of that I was pretty sure m