January 29, 2018

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...

January 17, 2017

The key to managing diabetes is a willingness to frequently check blood sugar (including CGM), thinking about the situation (assuming you already have the knowledge), and taking action (sometimes not doing something is the right action). Just do two of three and you'll miss the mark. Sugar Surfing is our attempt to impart the knowledge and to encourage you to check, think and...

January 4, 2017

It's exciting when we find Sugar Surfing™ making inroads to the professional community.

"...There are different levels of usage of CGM. It can be used retrospectively to learn from previous decisions (what worked well/what didn’t), but can also be used pro-actively to make real-time adjustments. The pro-active approach is quite different from the standard model of diabetes...

November 28, 2016

From a study published in Diabetes Care: Optimized Mealtime Insulin Dosing for Fat and Protein in Type 1 Diabetes: Application of a Model-Based Approach to Derive Insulin Doses for Open-Loop Diabetes Management

From the abstract:

CONCLUSIONS This study demonstrates that insulin dose calculations need to consider meal composition in addition to carbohydrate content and provides t...

November 2, 2016

I ran across a forum post a couple of years ago and was so influenced by it that it informed much of my contribution to Sugar Surfing. After you read this you'll probably nod your head like I did and say of course that's how it works.

My challenge to readers of the Sugar Surfing blog is to comment with your comparisons to the gentleman's description of how music is learned but...

October 12, 2016

For this post I pulled an oldie but goodie out of the archives. I wrote this more than 8 years ago and sadly it's still mostly true today. Even for people using CGM, information that should be easier to consider is kept beyond arms reach by the simple design decision of expecting people to login to a website to review reports. Better tools are coming but they take time.

From my...

September 4, 2016

As part of developing some new diabetes education technology, I visited The Wayback Machine. If you've never been there you might find it very interesting to see how pretty much every website and page looked over time. For example, here's a page from Diabetech.net in 2005:

Among other things, we had just launched a new product called "Virtual CDE"™. It was a mobile cloud based...

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