Sugar Surfing™ for Diabetes Educators

Sugar Surfing was created and written to explain and disseminate Dynamic Diabetes Management practices which were already being practiced by many persons with type 1 diabetes, but often done without the awareness of diabetes health care providers or diabetes educators. As continuous glucose management (CGM) technologies became more widely used, Sugar Surfing methods and strategies became more popular and acceptable.

In 2018 I was honored to be chosen as the first physician Diabetes Educator of the Year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE). As I was later told by AADE leadership, it was believed that Sugar Surfing would benefit many persons with diabetes. The award would also help boost awareness and acceptance with diabetes educators in general. It did. At the 2018 AADE national meeting I was invited to compose a short guide called Sugar Surfing Basics for Diabetes Educators. This was published in the membership journal AADE In Practice for the month of September 2019.