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 spike. I … [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
The Omnipod DASH™ is the latest tubeless insulin pump from Insulet. While Omnipod has been around since 2000, this latest insulin pump has a few features that will make many podders excited. What is new? The Omnipod DASH™ has New pods with Bluetooth™ capabilityBluetooth™ … [Read more...] about What’s new with the Omnipod DASH™?
The MiniMed™ 770G is the latest insulin pump released by Medtronic to be approved for use in adults and children over 2 years of age in both the US and Canada. A press release from Medtronic states that the new system comes with the Guardian™ Sensor 34, the MiniMed™ Mobile app (compatible … [Read more...] about What is the MINIMED™ 770G insulin pump?
As we move towards one year since we first learned of the Corona virus, or COVID-19 as it was eventually named, we are also moving towards what we hope will be a cure. As of January of 2021, both Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech have created vaccines that have been approved for use in North … [Read more...] about Should people with Type 1 Diabetes get the COVID-19 vaccine?
In June of 2020, the FDA approved the Freestyle® Libre2 for use in the United States. December of this same year saw Health Canada also approve the sale of this product in Canada. What is the Libre2? The Libre2 is the latest flash monitoring system from Abbott Pharmaceuticals. A flash … [Read more...] about What is new with the Freestyle® Libre2?