Many individuals with diabetes rely on the information from fingerstick blood glucose monitoring to make decisions on everything from eating to physical activity and even medication needs. The frequency of recommended monitoring is often individualized and depends on a person’s medication regimen..
Are you someone who needs multiple daily insulin injections to manage your diabetes? If so, you may be considering whether an insulin pump is right for you. Insulin pumps have been available for the last 40 years. Over time, the software used in the devices— and the devices themselves— have.
It’s hard to believe that the first easy-to-use personal glucometers for blood glucose monitoring weren’t even available until the 1980s. Medical science and technology advancements over the last 40 years have been astounding and are revolutionizing the way individuals with diabetes can choose to.
Diabetes management can be complicated and often requires a multidisciplinary approach to help maintain optimal blood glucose control. Lifestyle modifications and regular blood glucose monitoring while proven to be helpful, can also be overwhelming. Recent technological advances, if.
Author, Cami Morgan (left), Cami's Aunt and Uncle (right) The phone rang in my kitchen, back when I actually answered my house phone and my cell phone stayed in my purse all day. It was my aunt on the other end, my father’s older sister. She began to tell me that my uncle was in the hospital with.
Summer is upon us, and for many people that means travel plans! Diabetes shouldn’t hold anyone back from getting out and enjoying the fun! The important thing to focus on, is taking your care routine with you.
We all have many hats that we wear in our lives– parent, partner, colleague, community member etc. For me, two of my most important roles are that of being a mother and a Diabetes Educator. The fact that my son has type 1 diabetes means that these roles intersect and overlap on a regular basis.
Many of my patients understand the importance of monitoring their blood sugars. Many will even write them down and a few will even remember to take them to their diabetes visits with their physician. When I start discussing pattern management with my patients they often give me a blank look. After.
Feeling the need to “re-charge” my diabetes educator batteries, I recently attended a continuing education program which provided several excellent sessions. Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE , “Coping and Thriving with Diabetes: It’s just not a numbers game” presented some very practical.
David Weingard is the CEO and Founder of Cecelia Health – a personalized program that synthesizes workflow, data capture, device integration, and reporting-enabling personalized service delivery via coaches within its network. He has experienced first-hand the complexities of living life with.