Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Best Diabetes Support Group In The World

The Diabetes Advocates have an initiative to help people get started with the diabetic online community (#doc), the best diabetes support group in the world.  I say that because the #doc is international.  I have #doc peeps in the US, … Continue reading

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Basic SEO for the Diabetes Online Community

I thought I’d share what I know about SEO for the diabetes online community.  What’s SEO you ask?  It’s Search Engine Optimizaion.  Now I’m no expert on this, but I am good at it.  Many of my blog articles appear … Continue reading

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The Great Diabetes and Pizza Controversy

Diabetes and pizza.  Hmmmm?  If you have diabetes, and you love pizza, you’ve probably experienced the blood sugar roller coaster that occurs after you’ve filled your tummy with as much as it can stand without exploding.  (Everybody’s done it!)  Over … Continue reading

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What my continuous glucose monitor has taught me . . .

My continuous glucose monitor (CGM) has taught me so many things since I’ve had it.  (A little over a year.)  I’ve had both the Metronic Guardian and the Dexcom G4.  My Dexcom is definitely my preferred CGM for a boatload … Continue reading

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Artificial Pancreas Concerns

The internet is aflutter with talk about multiple artificial pancreas studies right now. I’m just like anybody else, in that I’m excited that it feels so close, like it’s almost here. Like we really might become cyborgs in this lifetime, … Continue reading

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Blood Glucose Meter Accuracy

How’s your blood glucose meter accuracy? Recently the International Standards Organization (ISO), modified and improved ISO 15197, the standard for in vitro diagnostic test systems used in blood glucose self testing. Translation: They did their best to help diabetics by … Continue reading

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Diabetic in the Military

Why can’t I be a diabetic in the military?  I know the reasons why.  I just hate that I couldn’t serve my country because of my diabetes.  Today I had lunch with an old friend.  A friend I haven’t seen … Continue reading

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Creatine and Blood Sugar for Diabetics

First, if you’re type 1 diabetic and subject to hypoglycemia, let me say BE CAREFUL with creatine and blood sugar because it will probably cause hypoglycemia.  This is something I didn’t know until today.  So yesterday I decided to try … Continue reading

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