Many questions get sent to me regarding living and managing type 1 diabetes in the Covid-19 'new reality'. 

I will preface this by saying I am no Dr. Fauci, but I’ve appreciated reading about how he lives and the safety principles he follows. I'm a pediatric endocrinologist and not an expert in infectious diseases. But like Fauci (due to his age), I’m considered 'high risk' for...

In addition to being a practicing endocrinologist, I also mentor young physicians how to practice pediatric medicine. I’ve had this honor for over a quarter century. One of the 21 core competencies of being a capable pediatrician is appreciating that ambiguity and uncertainty are an integral part of medical practice. Ambiguity is the most difficult concept to get many doctors...

  Glancing at a CGM screen is an empowering act. With a quick look, dozens of individual blood sugar readings are immediately converted into a family of recognizable shapes and patterns. The power to visualize these glycemic patterns as they are forming makes Dynamic Diabetes Management possible.

Sugar Surfing™ is the method of seeing, interpreting and acting upon visual glucos...

 Sugar Surfing™ is a method of diabetes self-management based on categorizing groups of blood glucose (BG) information into sets of recognizable geometric patterns. Effective Sugar Surfing encourages learning to identify these patterns as they are forming or taking shape, then making decisions about them "in the moment".

The ability to recognize BG patterns combines with the Su...

Serving as 2018 Diabetes Educator of the Year (DEOTY) for the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) has been a highlight of my professional career. As the first physician certified diabetes educator (CDE) to receive this honor since its inception, I’ve been able to travel across the country and share the concepts of Dynamic Diabetes Management with health care prof...

When I coined the term Sugar Surfing™, it was intended to be a colorful metaphor to describe how we can learn to self-manage the inevitable rises and falls in blood sugar levels as viewed with a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)device.  Today, people around the world “Sugar Surf”. Many were already 'surfers' but used other terms to explain their actions. Everyone Sugar Surfs...

More students and their families are Sugar Surfing™ at school. In an effort to provide a concise summary of dynamic diabetes management for school nurses, go to https://www.sugarsurfing.com/school-nurses-guide and download Sugar Surfing™ for School Nurses. It was produced with the input of school nurses, Sugar Surfing moms and diabetes educators.

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