Updates on Automated Insulin Delivery

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Matthew Garza, Automated insulin delivery systems are becoming more advanced and over time have become more widely adopted within the diabetes community. At ATTD 2022, experts presented updates on this emerging technology including results on the iLet Bionic Pancreas and MiniMed 780G. At the ATTD […]

Checking Your Blood Sugar During Pregnancy with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Ginger Vieira Managing your blood sugars during pregnancy is not a simple task — especially if you’re taking insulin. Here, we’ll discuss when and why it’s so important to check your blood sugar levels frequently and how your insulin needs and diabetes management […]

Tackling Type 1 Diabetes – Where Are We on Technology and Research?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Andrew Briskin Andrew Briskin joined the diaTribe Foundation in 2021 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Health and Societies. Briskin is an Editor for diaTribe Learn. At the Milken Institute 2021 Future of Health Summit, leading experts in type 1 […]

Latest Data Shows that Most People With Diabetes Don’t Meet Glucose Targets. What Can Be Done? (ADA 2021)

The continuous glucose monitor is an extraordinary tool. Studies have shown that continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) use by people with diabetes can have a multitude of health benefits. Patients on CGM technology often have lower A1c levels, fewer highs and lows, and spend more time in their target blood glucose range. Also, CGM use has […]

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 […]

Real Stories, Real Data, Real Results – Using Your CGM to Improve Time in Range

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Matthew Garza In this video on understanding your ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) report, pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Amy Criego from the International Diabetes Center, uses real-world AGP examples to show how small steps and manageable goals can lead to more Time in Range.  Continuous glucose monitors […]

Are CGM Users Aware of Time in Range?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler and Rebecca Gowen dQ&A surveyed 2,540 CGM users with type 1 or type 2 diabetes to find out how aware they are of their own time in range: 87% of respondents knew how much time they spend in range daily Time in range is […]

Control-IQ: The Good, the Challenges, and Tips

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. After a month of her daughter using Control-IQ, Katie Bacon reviews the pros and cons of the algorithm and shares her family’s tips and takeaways When the email came through in early April that our daughter, Bisi, could now download the software to run Control-IQ on her t:slim […]

Working with Your Healthcare Team to Achieve Your Time in Range Goals: An Interview with Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Diana Isaacs

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Frida Velcani Dr. Diana Isaacs on improving time in range, making the most of your data, and the barriers facing people with diabetes and their healthcare teams Dr. Diana Isaacs is a Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Care and Education Specialist at the Cleveland Clinic. She works […]

Benefits of Time in Range: New Study Shows Cost Savings

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler and Albert Cai A new paper suggests that as people with diabetes increase their time in range, healthcare costs decrease IQVIA, a healthcare consulting firm, published a 22-page paper describing the limitations of A1C and the potential financial benefits of improving time in range, the time […]