Popular Articles on Diabetesnet.com
Hello, I am Nalani Haviland, certified Physician Assistant and type 1 warrior of 20 years. I am honored to have had the opportunity to turn my life’s biggest obstacle into my passion and then my career and I want to share my passion and knowledge with as many people as possible.
Welcome to our Ask John column. Here, we'll be posting questions from visitors that John has answered. These questions cover a wide range of topics, including insulin pumps, infusion sets, continuous glucose monitors, and medications. If you would like to send John a question, visit our contact page to post them. Please note that any advice given should be discussed with your physician before you try them.
The race is on in diabetes technology. Looping or shooting or some combination? Bigfoot or Beta Bionics or enriched MDI? Will you prefer a closed loop insulin pump using one of several CGM options combined with an algorithm that coordinates glucose readings and insulin doses? Will control be enhanced by combining insulin with glucagon, amylin, or a GLP-1? Might you inject insulin from a smart pen connected to a CGM that offers an enhanced dosing advisor?
Well, what about us! The “us” I am talking about is the growing number of T1D’s who have lived full, rich lives with diabetes, over a lifetime of many years. Sure, the diabetes world has been moving forward at a fairly snappy pace. Innovative technologies, creative tools and tricks, more accessible education and widespread social media connections have brought enrichment to many PWD’s. The battle for Medicare coverage of CGM’s for seniors has been won, thanks to warriors like Dr. Nick Argento of Maryland and many others who led the fight to win.
Some of you might be reading this from a place where shorts and T-shirts prevail and the concept of layering to keep warm is more or less vague. We had eighteen inches of snow fall yesterday just a few blocks from the mighty Atlantic Ocean in a small one-square mile town on the New Jersey coast. Every so often we get hit with a winter nor’easter similar to a summer master-of-the-universe hurricane.