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...

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...

True Sugar Surfers understand that they're actually steering a glycemic trend line and not just responding to a single point in time BG value. Rather than watching helplessly as their blood sugar trends chaotically rise and fall, Surfers take charge. The tools of the Sugar Surfer are numerous and well described in the book Sugar Surfing ™

The double tap pivot (i.e., m...

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