Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is Sugar Surfing?
Sugar Surfing is a metaphor for Dynamic Diabetes Management, also known as “managing the moment”. It’s based on an awareness of one’s blood sugar trends using a continuous glucose monitoring system or by use of frequent blood glucose checks with a handheld meter. By viewing blood glucose trending, a person can make self-care choices earlier and at times more aggressively than with old-style single point in time blood sugar information. Sugar Surfing represents a paradigm shift in how type 1 diabetes can be managed by individuals or involved families.
Why should I Surf?
Sugar Surfing is a choice. Empowered Surfers can enjoy a greater command over their blood sugar trends since surfing balances proactive (forward-looking) and reactive (backward-looking) elements. This allows an empowered and experienced Sugar Surfer to steer or direct the flow of the trend line. The flux and drift of blood sugar trending becomes easier to manage with time. A major benefit of mastering Sugar Surfing is the sense of empowerment felt by the surfer, who may have lived for years under the belief that blood sugar levels could never be directed.
What tools do I need to do this?
Frequent blood sugar data points are the currency of the Sugar Surfer. Under most circumstances, these data are collected from a continuous glucose monitoring system