As a patient (and later as a physician) I was taught to consider blood sugar management like a mathematical equation. First, gather a blood sugar value. Next, calculate the carbohydrates to be eaten, then calculate a meal time insulin dose (or snack time insulin dose) to be injected in response to the first two calculations, plus a 'correction dose' for the difference between...

Sugar Surfing™ is the art of 1) visual pattern recognition, 2) assigning significance to what is visualized, 3) choosing an action to take (or not take), then 4) following up carefully and at times frequently. Here is another basic lesson in Sugar Surfing I ask you to study carefully.

The image below highlights all the basic patterns seen on a blood glucose trendline. I’ve colo...

The first maneuver embraced by most people new to Sugar Surfing is the pivot. I often receive images of CGM screenshots soon after live workshops.  They are sent from excited Surfers or Surfer parents illustrating a 'first pivot' move. Their skills quickly move forward from there as time and practice hones this skill. Other Dynamic Diabetes Management methods are then attempte...

When I began medical school, my first significant class was human anatomy. This was logical. I had to know the names and location of the structures of the human body before I learned how they worked and interacted with one another.

This image shows a stylized version of Sugar Surfing "anatomy". It's certainly easier to remember than human anatomy. And when you do mast...

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