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...

Patients and families routinely make changes to their or their kid's insulin therapy. This should be based upon an sound understanding of how basal insulin therapy works (whether delivered by injection(s) or an insulin pump). 

Basal insulin is the foundation of type 1 diabetes management. Misconceptions may exist about what basal insulin is all about. Take the sh...

I've been an endo for decades and a PWD over half a century. I've learned my trade firsthand by meeting and helping tens of thousands of children and adults with diabetes, clinical research, plus lots of hard study and reading. What I'm about to discuss next might challenge many readers. But it's not meant to be dismissive or demeaning in any way, simply something for you to r...

Our diabetes technology is amazing. But it's no better than its weakest link. With diabetes therapy there are many potential stumbling blocks on the path to good control.

Case in point. The device above is an insulin pump catheter. The cost to make one one these is pennies. The sales price is a bit more. But this one created a $15,000 bill for one family. Insulin pumpers know e...

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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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