September 26, 2016

"Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state."

John Locke

Nothing in life is truly 'static'. Some things change very gradually  whereas others seem to be in a constant state of change. The wind and oceans forever reshape the land even if only measured in years to millennia.

In diabetes we are taught a very static approach to the...

September 21, 2016

Please welcome Cynthia to the Sugar Surfing Blog. She asked us a few weeks ago if we would consider sharing her story with others and why not? Today you can read how she transformed from poor control to normal blood sugar levels and how she did it. If you have a story to share please send us a message using the form at the bottom of this page and we'll see how it fits into our...

September 13, 2016

In an ongoing effort to demystify and rebuild the tarnished reputation of the misunderstood ketone, I submit this post.

This morning my BG was 108 mg/dl (divide by 18 to get to mmol) and 0.3 mmol ketones were measured. The overnight trend line plot shows a steady level of control over the past 12 hours.

All of this was achieved with a SINGLE basal rate of insulin! Not even a...

September 9, 2016

Traditional static diabetes principles teach that insulin is dosed at or before a carbohydrate containing meal. Using preset ratios and formulas, the insulin dose is calculated by the patient based on the carb amount to be eaten and the pre-meal blood sugar level. This is what the vast majority of persons with diabetes are taught as dogma. Those on insulin pumps have more opti...

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...

September 2, 2016

The simplicity of this pump may be very attractive for some patients. Now imagine a system that integrates an easy to use cgm or flash glucose monitoring system with the new CeQur patch pump for people with type 2 diabetes.

Here's how it works:

I wouldn't want to burden this pump with baggage by labeling it as part of an artificial pancreas. Just as a way to simplify the ta...

September 1, 2016

At the heart of Sugar Surfing is the PIVOT. It’s the ability to redirect a trending BG away from an out of range value of the Surfer’s choosing. Mastering the art of pivoting takes patience, consistency and resilience: the 3 virtues of well controlled persons with diabetes.

Pivoting seamlessly blends the reactive and the proactive aspects of insulin action, food, exercise and s...

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