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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how to build your own cgm

Own built 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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latest news about cgm devices

Latest news & updates from CGMs World – 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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the future of cgm

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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jane overland Credentialed Diabetes Educator

The Dialogues – Episode 2 | Jane Overland

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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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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