More people have been reading and hearing about Sugar Surfing.  Doctors and diabetes educators have been starting to discuss Dynamic Diabetes methodology in their offices. With this rapid growth in awareness, wrong assumptions might be made about what Sugar Surfing is and what it is not. Because the word “Sugar” is used to describe this decision-making process, some may assume...

 Whenever I’m asked about why someone’s blood sugars seem so unpredictable and hard to control, I just envision some of the possible reasons why and how this can happen. The reasons for this variance are NUMEROUS. Most of them are not mutually exclusive. In fact, when you consider the number of possible combinations of 1 or more of the reasons listed below, the number is too s...

Failure is the Sugar Surfer’s best friend. By failure, I mean blood sugar results or trends which don’t comply with the Surfer’s initial wishes or desires. Chaos is an accepted part of any system. And the more complex a system becomes, the more opportunity for chaos to randomly appear.

Success at Sugar Surfing™ has little meaning without some failures or setbacks along the way...

Pivoting is one of the first Dynamic Diabetes methods used by new Sugar Surfers. How far can self-directed blood sugar trending be taken? In my opinion: all the way to maintaining normal blood sugar trends. As long as you glance and keep your head in the game, Sugar Surfing has NO limits.

Advanced Sugar Surfing invokes the art of micro-dosing. Here is an example of micro-carbin...

 Sailing across oceans has always been a potentially treacherous and risky endeavor. Before the days of engines, radio, radar, sonar and satellites, captains relied on a form of navigation called “dead reckoning”. Periodically, they would take sightings of the stars and constellations using devices like this sextant.

With careful tracking of prior readings, a reasonable course...

 The pivot is to the Sugar Surfer as the forehand or backhand is to the tennis player. In this lesson I will review the basic insulin pivot. All the basic anatomical structures are displayed or highlighted in the images below. Units of measure in the upper picture are expressed in mg/dL and in the bottom image the units are mmol/L.

From left to right, the following six core Sug...

  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” advert...

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