How Can a Professional CGM Help You?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Arvind Sommi CGMs provide information that you can use to improve your blood glucose. If you don’t currently use a CGM, your healthcare team can offer you a “professional” CGM to use for a week or two so that you can see how to increase […]

How the Omnipod 5 – The Tubeless Closed-Loop Insulin Pump – Plans to Simplify Your Life

Here comes the Omnipod 5! The brand new system, the first tubeless closed-loop insulin delivery system with smartphone control, has been FDA-approved, and is now finding its way to lucky early American customers through a limited market release. It should be widely available in the United States later this year. The new Omnipod syncs directly […]

How Do We Measure Successful Diabetes Care?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Arvind Sommi, Andrew Briskin Quality measures are tools to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of healthcare. Measures such as A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol are used to understand health at the population level to ensure people with diabetes are getting the best care possible. At […]

Should More People with Type 2 Diabetes Use a CGM?

The continuous glucose monitor (CGM) has been hailed as vital technology for good blood sugar management in type 1 diabetes. But although it could provide similar benefits to people with type 2 diabetes, the expensive technology is not yet widely available for type 2 patients.  Enthusiasm is growing for the use of CGMs for patients […]

Rush for COVID Vaccine Hinders Diabetes Tech Advancements

Modern science is amazing. The COVID-19 pandemic, which is still shaking the world as we know it, is quickly getting controlled due to fast scientific progress and the vaccine rollout (in the United States, at least). Having an effective vaccine come to market within a year of the appearance of a novel disease is unheard of; most […]

So You Got a CGM – Now What?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Katie Mahoney, Hanna Gutow, and Diana Isaacs If you just got a continuous glucose monitoring system, you may be wondering how to use it most effectively and how to understand your glucose data. Read our tips, tricks, and things to consider. Congratulations – you got a […]

Upcoming Apple and Android Watches to Include Glucose Monitors

In 2015, when Apple first launched its smartphone “watch”, or “smartwatch” people all over the world flocked to the new device, but it clearly became evident that the most popular feature (besides telling time), was health and fitness tracking. Suddenly, literally within arm’s reach, users had the ability to not only track their steps and […]

FreeStyle Libre 3 Cleared in Europe – Smaller, Thinner, and No More Scanning!

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Matthew Garza and Katie Mahoney The FreeStyle Libre 3 has been cleared in Europe for anyone ages four and older. The new continuous glucose monitor is as small as two stacked US pennies, provides real-time readings directly to the mobile app via Bluetooth, and has […]

Making the Most of CGM: Uncover the Magic of Your Ambulatory Glucose Profile

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Cindy Takigawa and Frida Velcani What’s an AGP report, and what does it show? Why does my AGP matter? How can I use an AGP report to improve my blood glucose levels and time in range? Having diabetes is a full-time job: you have to […]

Interview with Type 1 Musician Austin James

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Makaila Heifner Austin James is a FreeStyle Libre Ambassador and this content was made possible with support from Abbott Diabetes Care. Austin James is a multi-instrumentalist from Hartford, Connecticut whose music blends folk, rock, and soul to create a new genre-bending sound. He […]