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 – Continuous Glucose Monitors ….. And related stuff.

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 experience helping people with Type 1 Diabetes improve their health and live a full life. […]

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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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International Nurse Day Giveaway

Offer the right recognition to the nurses that are by your side in your journey!

Nursing is one of those occupations that give some much to society and can be seen to be under-rewarded in the capitalistic system that we live in.  Nurses are there caring for people in their most vulnerable states. Many, if not most of us don’t get to experience the level of service that nurses deliver to […]

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T1D Stories during the lockdown

How the lockdown changed T1D’s perspective

We know that right now we are going through are one of the toughest times we have faced so far as a modern society. Even though we highly recommend you stay informed (only from official sources), we believe it is important, as well, to surround yourself with positive stories. Therefore, we gathered some real-life stories to help you […]

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Type 1 Diabetes and Coronavirus 3

Information about Coronavirus and T1D

As you probably already know, Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic on the 11th of March 2020, changing in a short time our entire lifestyle. Taking into consideration that the virus is new, the medical department is discovering day by day pieces of information about its development, what are the exact symptoms, and what might […]

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Diabetic dog story

A diabetic dog’s story

For this blog post, we invited Lara’s human friend, Veronika, to tell us more about how they met and how is the life of a dog with diabetes. Lara’s initial situation I met Lara in the neighborhood she used to be a watchdog in a car mechanic’s yard. She was often hungry, thirsty, and alone, […]

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Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) changed my life

How a Continuous Glucose Monitor changed my T1D life!

Before discovering the Freestyle Libre ‘Continuous Glucose Monitor’ (CGM) I kidded myself somewhat that I was doing well enough, that my life and freedom came first, and my diabetes came second. This sort of worked for me. But my HbA1c had crept up from 6.9 to 7.9 over a 4-year period at a very slow, […]

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CGMS models pros and cons

Continuous Glucose Monitors

Hey Patchers, Seeing as NJaP wouldn’t be here without them, this post is dedicated to the wonderful, the magical, the incredible CGMs (continuous glucose monitors)! As I’m sure we all agree, CGMs are pretty darn life-changing. Whether you have T1D yourself, or know someone who does, let’s give a round of applause to these little […]

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Insulin Access – should be for ALL!

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, starting this ‘patch’ business seemed somewhat soulless if we weren’t going to give back to the community. When I was thinking through the possibilities of where Not Just a Patch should contribute, it became plainly obvious that ‘Insulin Access for All’ was the right choice. I was diagnosed 13 years ago. […]

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