This is 40

This is 40

No, not the Judd Apatow movie. I’m talking about me and my blood sugar. It’s 40 mg/dl, 37 mg/dl by one measurement, and now that I’ve pounded the requisite glucose tablets, I figured, what the hell — why not find … Read more

The Dexcom Knows

Dexcom

People ask me sometimes how I use my continuous glucose monitor (CGM), pump, and meter all together. I try to explain that it’s a fine titration– up a little, down a little. This is kind of what it’s like: The … Read more

ADA 2013: New Techniques in Obesity and Pregnancy

ADA 2013: New Techniques in Obesity and Pregnancy

New findings from high-throuput techniques looking at the effects of obesity on pregnancy and infants: Metabolomics and Diabetes in Pregnancy William L. Lowe, Jr., MD Discussing initial use of metabolomics technology to asses the metabolic profile of mothers in pregnancy … Read more

ADA 2013 Live: Continuous Glucose Monitors in Pregnancy

ADA 2013 Live: Continuous Glucose Monitors in Pregnancy

Notes taken during the “Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in the Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy” session at the American Diabetes Association conference: Use of CGM in women with T1D Elisabeth Mathiesen Sharing experiences from randomized control trial of using CGM in … Read more

Updates from Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trials: ADA 2013

Updates from Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trials: ADA 2013

Hot off the press– my raw notes from the American Diabetes Association 2013 on immunotherapy trials in type 1 diabetes. My apologies that these are unedited and not guaranteed– but let me know if anything you see piques your interest, … Read more

Done With Statins (For Now)

Done With Statins (For Now)

“I’d rather die of a heart attack than feel the way I do.”  That is how I announced to Jessica on Tuesday that I had decided to stop taking statins.  I was going to wait another week or two and … Read more

In Chicago for the 73rd ADA Scientific Sessions

In Chicago for the 73rd ADA Scientific Sessions

Chicago! I’m in Chicago for the annual American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions, and this is the biggest city-city I think I have ever visited. Los Angeles, where I grew up, has oodles of people, but they’re so spread out … Read more

What Makes a Product Safe for Diabetics?

Diabetes Testing - Safe for Diabetics

I’ll just say it. I love CVS brand Assorted Fruit glucose tablets. The ones in the blue bottle. So does Gary. He doesn’t have diabetes, but munches on them nevertheless. I was visiting my parents recently and I drove to … Read more

CoQ10 and Diabetes: Just One More Little Pill

CoQ10 and Diabetes - Just One More Little Pill

The first time I heard of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) was over a year ago during a run with some people I didn’t really know. One of the guys I was running with told me, after I mentioned I had diabetes, … Read more

Hypoglycemia: Coming to a Theater Near You!

Sometimes, my job can be fun.

It was a dark and stormy night. There were several newly hired employees behind the stand who weren’t prepared for what was about to happen. Star Trek, Epic, Fast and Furious 6, Iron Man, and other popular titles were in … Read more

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