The Dialogues – Episode 7

Board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and adult endocrinology, our guest for this episode, Dr. Calvin Wu is currently the lead endocrinologist at Steady Health, a completely virtual full-service diabetes clinic. Dive in for an in-depth talk about the healthcare system and how the integration of technology can create a better experience for patients and providers […]

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How exercise affect blood glucose?

Type 1 diabetics are always told that exercise can help them control blood glucose levels, but what most healthcare practitioners fail to explain is how to manage blood glucose while performing different types of activity. Having good glucose levels during your workouts will massively improve your mental wellbeing, confidence, and overall happiness. To understand how […]

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The Dialogues – Episode 6

In this episode, happy-go-lucky Jackson, with a different take on life and diabetes thanks to growing up in a family of T1Ds, is taking us on his crazy journey with diabetes. Find out how within a time frame of 2 years, more than a quarter of Jackson’s family discovered they have diabetes. Moreover, Jackson is […]

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Tips & Tricks on how to make your CGM stay on longer

When it comes to your CGM there is nothing more frustrating than having it stop working or having it fall off before it runs out. While there is nothing in our power that can be done regarding the CGM’s technical aspects, there are few things that you can do to help expand your sensor lifespan. […]

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The Dialogues – Episode 5

A technology entrepreneur, Henrik and has been a Type 1 diabetic for 20 years. After getting a CGM a few years ago, he realized there is a better way to deliver diabetes care in the US. Therefore, in 2019 he launched Steady Health – A digital diabetes clinic that delivers virtual care and specializes in […]

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World of CGM evolving – October news

Hello Lovely Patchers and Happy Diabetes Month!!!   The technological world of diabetes has dramatically transformed, not only helping people in managing their blood glucose levels and disease prevention but also allowing them to understand their trends so that they can take positive measures to minimize adversities. Continuous glucose monitors are one of the best […]

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56th Virtual EASD Meeting Highlights

According to the research study presented at the 56th virtual European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held from 21-25th of September 2020, suggest that “real-time continuous glucose monitors (rt-CGM) can contribute to improving blood sugar control in people with type 1 diabetes whether they use an insulin pump or multiple daily injections (MDI).” […]

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The Dialogues – Episode 4

Welcome to the fourth episode of The Dialogues! In this episode, we have a lovely talk with Nicole – certified diabetes educator, and dietician. We will talk about diet! We will tackle down digestive problems and weight loss, more specifically the keto diet and intermittent fasting. We will myth-bust carbs and discuss the future of […]

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All About Nutrition & CGMs

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) are devices that measure your blood glucose levels in real-time by sensing the glucose levels found in the fluid in tissues (interstitial fluid). They are worn on the skin for an average of 10-14 days or 90 days if implanted. Rather than having to prick your fingers throughout the day to […]

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The Dialogues – Episode 3 – Medtronic CGM Guardian and all things CGM

Welcome to episode three of The Dialogues, where we have over Nicola – T1D and Medtronic CGM advocate. This episode is dedicated to the Medtronic family! Tune in to find out how Nicola’s life has changed after starting using the pump, and to learn how to make the most of your reads.  Watch the entire […]

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dexcom g6 vs freestyle libre

Dexcom G6 vs Freestyle Libre [Personal Experience]

I wore a Dexcom G6 & a Freestyle Libre for 7 days and this is how it went! Let’s start with the disclaimers because they’re important and influence the results.       I’ve been wearing the Freestyle Libre CGM for several years and I am a big fan.  It’s improved my HbA1c significantly (7.9 to […]

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Own build CGM: Miaomiao + Libre

You know the feeling. You prick your finger to check your blood glucose and everything is alright. Good number. But five minutes later you feel dizzy, tired, and well, low. But like five minutes ago you were fine. Are you going to check again or not?  Hi pretty patchers! I am Talitha, 23 years old […]

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Updates and news snippets from the world of CGMs – September news

Hello, patchers! As the prevalence of Type 1 diabetes is increasing day by day, so is the usage of CGMs too. This is because CGMs improve your glycemic control, provide a fast and proactive response by checking your sugar levels every few minutes. Undoubtedly, they are easy, flexible, and effective for anyone regardless of age […]

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Future of CGM Technology Looks Bright

Individuals with diabetes, whether its type 1 or type 2, must check their blood sugar regularly to keep that and their A1c levels monitored and under control. Some patients test once a day, some more than 6 times a day. Pricking their fingers many times, can present a challenge for patients. Some have issues with […]

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The Dialogues – Episode 2

For the second episode of our series, we have invited Jane Overland. Jane is a Credentialed Diabetes Educator, Clinical Associate Professor, Nurse Practitioner, and ex-Board Member of JDRF who now runs a private diabetes clinic in Sydney called Total Diabetes Care. Jane has over 30 years of experience helping people with Type 1 Diabetes improve […]

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Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor Series

How my Freestyle Libre Continuous Glucose Monitor changed the game

Diabetes is an intimate condition that forces us (and the parents and carers of) T1D’s to develop an understanding of our biology and the influences of internal and external factors like few other conditions.  We tend to have an encyclopedic understanding of the influence of a bowl of pasta or 5 km jog on our […]

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Winners of the International Nurses Day Giveaway

Dear Credentialed Diabetes Educators

We asked you to nominate your favourite Credentialed Diabetes Educator, so we can offer them the right recognition by always being there in your journey! This year for the International Nurses Day was all about giving back!  First, we want to thank everyone who took a moment to think about their beloved nurses and nominated them. The kind words and […]

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Type 1 Diabetes and Coronavirus

Blood Sugar Levels and Coronavirus

My name is Pete, I am a person with T1D, an interest in staying healthy and elevating some thought-provoking hypotheses around us diabetics and how diabetes intersects with Coronavirus.  Sugars are essential for life.  Among the most important are glycoproteins, because they are sugars that attach to proteins, support the immune system, lubricate cell membranes, […]

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