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Monthly Archive: June 2014

#TBT: The Best Advice Given After Diagnosed With Diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes can prompt a lot of questions, confusion, and uncertainty. Once a Throwback Thursday ago, we asked some of our friends in the community for the best advice they received when they were first diagnosed with diabetes. Here's what they shared. How about you? What's the best advice you were told

How To Count Carbohydrates: 5 Tips to Keep You On Track

Counting carbohydrates (carbs) is important to do at meal and snack times to calculate the amount of insulin you'll need. Carbs are the one thing that can really affect our blood sugar and throw us into a tailspin, whether we have too many or not enough to match our insulin dose. Carb counting seems

Starting Insulin Pump Therapy: Why Wait?

Considering insulin pump therapy, but on the fence about wearing one? Pumper since age 17 and person with type 1 diabetes for 37 years, Cindy Tenney, encourages you not to wait. Watch the video to find out why.

Why Sensor Glucose and Blood Glucose Won’t Always Match

Many of you have been wondering why the glucose number on your pump or CGM receiver doesn't always match the number on your meter. To help give you a better understanding, this video explains why the two values will rarely match and are expected to be different. Have questions after watching the video? Let

9 Appointment Reminders: Don’t Forget These!

I believe people with diabetes are like super heroes, but we don't realize it. I say this to drive home the fact that we deal with a lot, and we manage both big and small details involved in day to day care, and we don't always step back to recognize that.