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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 »

Though A1C has long been used as the primary metric for evaluating someone’s estimated average blood sugar, the glucose management indicator (GMI) is an alternative that can provide the same insights without the need for a blood draw. It can also provide this information for much shorter time periods to evaluate lifestyle changes, illnesses, and new medications Continue Reading »

Data presented at the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes’ virtual conference highlighted increased time in range in children and teens using Tandem’s Control-IQ and Medtronic’s MiniMed 780G Continue Reading »

Dive into AGP if you haven’t already! In our third video on understanding your ambulatory glucose profile (AGP) report, Dr. Carlson from the International Diabetes Center uses real-world examples to discuss how to use the information from your AGP report to inform your diabetes care  Continue Reading »

If you or your child was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you probably have many questions about how to manage this new condition. Dr. Fran Kaufman explains glucose levels and glucose targets, types of insulin and insulin doses, the honeymoon phase, and more Continue Reading »

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