September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day 🎗. Compared with the general population, studies in Britain, the US, Canada, Finland, and Australia have all shown that young adults and people living with type 1 diabetes are up to 32.5% more likely to attempt suicide. This comes as no surprise. … [Read more...] about Type 1 diabetes and Suicide
When a person considers using a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), they often ponder their choices. Do they want a Dexcom, a Guardian, a Libre, or another option? In this article, we will compare the Dexcom G6® and Medtronic Guardian™ Connect. Dexcom G6® The Dexcom G6® features … [Read more...] about Dexcom G6® or Medtronic Guardian™ Connect? Which should you choose?
When a person considers using a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM), they often ponder their choices. Do they want a Dexcom, a Guardian, a Libre, or another option? In this article, we will compare the Dexcom G6® and the Libre2. Which has a great accuracy and which one is right for you? Dexcom … [Read more...] about Dexcom G6® or Libre2? Which should you use?
When I hear diabetic socks, I tend to think of people in an old age home and heavy, ugly socks. Imagine my surprise when my socks from the Diabetic Sock Club arrived and they were cozy and light! What are diabetic socks? A diabetic sock should be non-restrictive while still being … [Read more...] about Socks from the Diabetic Socks Club
If you live with diabetes and have no private health care coverage, you know how quickly the cost of diabetes supplies can add up. With a global pandemic and rising US insulin costs, I wondered what the current cost of diabetes supplies was? The cost of using multiple daily … [Read more...] about What is the cost of diabetes supplies?
Continuous Glucose Monitors. For those of us with shiny object syndrome, it seems like it is a must have gadget, but is it? Do you really need a CGM? We thought it was important to look at the benefits and the drawbacks of using a continuous glucose monitor with your diabetes. What is a … [Read more...] about Benefits and Drawbacks of CGM