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Keeping glucose levels in a tight range is more important than ever during pregnancy. Dr. Sarit Polsky discusses glucose management and target glucose levels, as well as the benefits of using continuous glucose monitors (CGM), for pregnant women with diabetes.  Continue Reading »

COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in the United States and in many parts of the world. We’re here to answer questions for people with diabetes. Are the vaccines safe? How do the vaccines work and does it matter which one I get? What are the side effects, and how will the vaccine affect my blood sugar? What can I do after I am vaccinated? Continue Reading »

During an immensely challenging and unprecedented year, diaTribe continued to create, curate, and publish helpful information for people with diabetes – read our twelve most popular articles of the year. Highlights include intermittent fasting, how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with diabetes, and the latest in diabetes tech. Continue Reading »

The Hello Dexcom 10-day sample kit includes a Dexcom G6 continuous glucose monitor, instructions for set up, and guidance for getting the most out of your glucose data. Ask your healthcare team to order the device for you in the US or Canada.  Continue Reading »

Average A1C values differ between racial and ethnic groups – people of color have a higher average A1C compared to white people. This is because someone’s A1C value could potentially reflect more than just their average glucose level. A1C values are also influenced by differences in survival rates of red blood cells and how sugar attaches to them.  In addition, because A1C does not provide any specific information about glucose variability or hypoglycemia, it is important to consider using other personalized metrics to better assess diabetes care. Continue Reading »

The CGM Discount Access program provides discounted rates on the Guardian Sensor 3 continuous glucose monitoring system for people without insurance coverage for Medtronic CGMs. Continue Reading »

Dr. Francine Kaufman breaks down what we need to know about avoiding hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia during and after exercise. She explains the recommendations and guidelines recently outlined in a position statement by global diabetes organizations to help people with type 1 diabetes exercise while using continuous glucose monitoring Continue Reading »

Tandem’s Control-IQ hybrid closed loop system will soon become the first automated delivery system available to people with type 1 diabetes in Canada Continue Reading »

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