With a greater need for more reliable, easier to use CGM devices, Abbott is releasing a newly FDA-approved Freestyle Libre 2. While most people are familiar with the Freestyle Libre 1, this new update comes with more opportunities for a better quality of life. One might ask, what is the difference between these two devices, [...]
The Medtronic 670G Hybrid Closed Loop system is a technological breakthrough. The system allows constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and adjustment. This is the first system to feature automatic real-time adjustment allowing users greater flexibility and control then they have ever had before. The pump automatically adjusts to high or low blood sugar levels, [...]
If you have diabetes you know it’s a must to keep your blood sugar levels under control. But do you know what makes them spike? Blood sugar spikes occur when glucose builds up in your bloodstream. It is normal for the blood sugar to rise a small amount after eating, even in people who do not [...]
HEADS UP! Did you know that we were the very first office in the United States to obtain the Freestyle Libre for our patients! You can say we are "AHEAD" of the game! Please share if you know someone who would benefit from this new continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) device.
The instant something sweet touches your tongue, your taste buds direct-message your brain: deee-lish. Your noggin's reward system ignites, unleashing dopamine. Meanwhile, the sugar you swallowed lands in your stomach, where it's diluted by digestive juices and shuttled into your small intestine. Enzymes begin breaking down every bit of it into two types of molecules: glucose [...]
When I was in medical school people used to talk about “juvenile” or adult-onset” diabetes, as if there was somehow a magic age divide for those two types of diabetes. Oh boy, how did that picture change over the years! The age designation disappeared in 1979 as it was realized that your age by itself [...]