Archive | February 2016

Technology in Diabetes Care

The world of diabetes management is constantly changing. Technology continues to improve by leaps and bounds. While the world waits for the true artificial pancreas, learn more about how to use current technology for diabetes self-management.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Recently two CGM systems—Dexcom’s G5 Mobile and Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre—are covered as durable medical equipment under Medicare Part B for beneficiaries with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take multiple daily insulin doses and who make frequent adjustments to those doses.

Links to articles on insulin pump therapy and CGM:

Long-Term Insulin Pump Therapy Decreases Mortality in Type 1 Diabetes

Continuous Glucose Monitors: In Real Time

Insulin Pumps: Closer to a Pancreas

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Walking at home: Exercise at your own pace

Who said exercise had to be planned around your daily busy life? A strategy for incorporating exercise into your morning routine is using Leslie Sansone’s Walk at Home videos. The Walk at Home youtube videos are available to view at no charge.
The first Walk at Home video I experienced was ‘Walking Down Your Blood Sugar’ DVD provided as part of a grant to patients with diabetes.

Here are a few Walk at Home videos to start with:
START! Walking at Home American Heart Association 3 Mile Walk:

1 Mile Happy Walk:

Remember to always check with your doctor before starting any exercise program.