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
Time in Range (TiR) is a relatively new tool in diabetes care and works best when used with a continuous glucose monitor. It reflects the amount of time, usually over a 10-14-day period, that your blood glucose levels stay between a set target. This measurement more accurately accounts for the … [Read more...] about What is Time in Range when you have diabetes
My son and I were watching a movie. He checked his blood glucose reading and stated “The stress has made my blood sugars high!” I asked him what stress? We were watching a comedy. There was no stress to be seen. He swore that stress was the driving factor behind his latest blood sugar … [Read more...] about What you need to know about stress and high blood glucose levels
People living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk for heart disease than the rest of the population. Research has shown however that people with type 1 diabetes are more likely to experience serious cardiovascular complications (heart attack, stroke, coronary artery disease) than … [Read more...] about Type 1 diabetes and Heart Disease