What Does a Low Blood Sugar Feel Like?

Despite so many advances in both medicine and technology, people living with type 1 diabetes still have a higher premature mortality rate than the general population. Severe hypoglycemia can be fatal and accounts for up to 10% of deaths among young people with type 1 diabetes. Being able to detect the symptoms of a low […]

100 Things You Can Do This Year for a Better Life with Diabetes

The New Year is here and many of us are hoping to make those resolutions stick. Keep in mind that there are many ways you can influence change, and some steps you can take may seem small but are very effective nonetheless. Please note that anytime you make changes to your diet or exercise routine, […]

Review: Genteel Lancing Device

Regularly checking blood glucose levels is an integral part of optimizing diabetes management, and in particular for patients who use insulin. However, frequent finger pricks can be uncomfortable and even painful for some, especially for children, which may be a deterrent to regular blood glucose testing. Genteel is the only currently-available lancing device on the market […]

10 Dos and Don’ts of the Sensor & Site Life

If you’re new to continuous glucose monitor (CGM) or pump technology, you may have a few questions up your sleeve: can I go in the hottub with it on? What happens in extreme humidity? What about sex? Welcome to the world of diabetes technology! We’ve asked all the hard questions, so you don’t have to. […]

What Do “Healthy” Blood Glucose Levels Really Look Like?

What is normal blood glucose? In children and adults, ideally, blood sugar levels are tightly-regulated to stay in a narrow range that’s optimal for physiological function. What are these levels, and how much of a glucose excursion is “normal”? Notably, there are some transient exceptions to the accepted “normal range”. In particular, women tend to […]

Best Apps to Manage Blood Sugar

With everyone going high-tech these days, it seems almost intuitive that our blood sugar management would make its way to a screen (remember the days of pen and paper log books?!). Measuring and tracking your blood sugar is easier than ever with the help of apps, right on your smartphone. Here are our top picks […]

Diabetes is Not Unpredictable: A Troubleshooting Guide

I have been living with type 1 diabetes for over a decade and have experienced my fair share of learning experiences in diabetes management. One tenet that I often come across in the diabetes online community is, “diabetes is just so unpredictable!” In my early years of diabetes management, I somewhat sympathized with the sentiment. […]