What’s Going on with the Dexcom G7?

Updated: March 14, 2022 The Dexcom G7 has secured CE Mark, which means the next-generation CGM has been approved for sale in Europe. According to a press release, Dexcom “expects to initiate a launch of Dexcom G7 in Europe in the next several weeks.” Dexcom has been hyping the next generation of its groundbreaking continuous […]

Crisis in Ukraine: How to Help People with Diabetes that Need Insulin

Ukraine is under attack, and it’s natural for our hearts to go out to Ukrainians with diabetes. People with diabetes in the besieged country are at risk of grim outcomes, not just from bombs but from diabetes itself. Pharmacies and hospitals are running out of supplies, and medicine supply chains have been disrupted or, in […]

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 […]

What’s the Best Insulin Pump? We Asked Our Community

Which insulin pump is right for you (or your loved one)? It’s a very personal decision. While you should lean heavily on your medical team before making a choice, it’s also a great idea to explore the opinions of other people with diabetes. To help, we asked our community and social media followers what they […]

Five Reasons Why I Choose Multiple Daily Injections

Since the day I was diagnosed, I have had people telling me I should consider an insulin pump. Seven and a half years later, I still say no. My A1c has always been in a healthy range, and I am fine with only having one device, the Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor (CGM), on my […]

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 […]

How to Advocate for Yourself: Making Employer-Sponsored Health Plans Work for Your Diabetes Care

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Julia Kenney The therapies, devices, and care that people with diabetes need can be expensive without adequate insurance coverage. For those with employer-sponsored health insurance, there are steps you can take to improve your insurance options and advocate for yourself. Over 45 percent of Americans have diabetes […]

Toddler Changes His Own Dexcom on TikTok: Advice From His Mom

TikTok has become more than just a place to dance along to the latest trend; it has become a platform for advocacy for many issues, and diabetes has received increased exposure thanks to this social media app. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw a TikTok of a very young boy putting on his […]

Tech on the Horizon: Where Will Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) be in 2021?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Albert Cai What AID systems are currently available, what can we expect in the next year, and where is AID technology headed? Want more information just like this? Sign Up Now! As we enter 2021, we’re taking a look at what’s ahead for automated insulin […]

Want to Try Continuous Glucose Monitoring?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler and Albert Cai The Hello Dexcom 10-day sample kit includes a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor, instructions for set up, and guidance for getting the most out of your glucose data. Ask your healthcare team to order the device for you in the […]