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In the world of dynamic diabetes management, blood sugar patterns are everywhere. Once you learn how to identify them; shelves, delta waves, inflections, lags and drops, are quickly seen after a quick glance at the blood sugar trend line. These shapes constitute a geometric language describing a person’s glycemic fingerprint in the moment. By the time 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...

Air travel safety is a great American success story. This wonderful track record is driven not only by high tech avionics, but by a clear, focused and ongoing attention to maintaining the skills of the human element: the pilot. Ironically, our avionics can become a crutch of sorts. We’re now seeing calls by the FAA for pilots to get more involved with actually flying their pla...

As a person with type 1 diabetes for over half a century, I've lived through many technological breakthroughs in how my condition has been cared for and managed.

Many examples come to mind.

Disposable insulin syringes certainly made the process of preparing an insulin injection much easier than boiling (to sterilize) a glass syringe and reusable needle each morning. Blood gluc...

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BG Metric Conversion Tool
This tool converts blood glucose from mg/dL to mmol/L vice versa
A 3 Part Interview With Dr. Ponder
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