Accu-Chek Solo Micropump
Diabetes Advocacy
by Barb Wagstaff
5M ago
On August 23, 2023, the FDA approved the Accu-Chek Solo micropump system for use in individuals with type 1 diabetes aged 2 years and over. This insulin pump is currently available for sale globally in 19 markets, including Austria, Poland, Switzerland, and the UK. Roche has not yet released when it will begin selling the Solo pump in the US, however. Components of the Solo Insulin pump The Solo micropump is made up of five components. 1. The disposable adhesive pump holder is attached to the body and holds the micropump. It must be changed out with the cannula every three days. This unique ..read more
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What is new in the Mobi insulin pump?
Diabetes Advocacy
by Barb Wagstaff
7M ago
July 11, 2023 the FDA approve the Mobi insulin pump to be sold in the US. It has been authorized for use in individuals with diabetes who are six years and older. John Sheridan, president and chief executive officer of Tandem Diabetes Care announced that, “…Tandem Mobi joins the t:slim X2 pump in our family of insulin delivery solutions bringing new options in wearability, the flexibility to disconnect, and full phone control,” Size One of the first things that you will notice about Tandem’s new insulin pump is its size. The Mobi is half of the size of the t:SlimX2 which is already one of the ..read more
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What is the iLet Bionic Pancreas?
Diabetes Advocacy
by Barb Wagstaff
9M ago
The iLet Bionic Pancreas is the only insulin pump to require no carb counting, corrections, or calculating boluses. It simply uses your body weight to get started! On May 22, 2023, the FDA approved Beta Bionics iLet ACE Pump and the iLet Dosing Decision Software making way for the sale of the newest insulin pump on the US market. The Press Release According to the Beta Bionics’ press release, “The iLet’s unique algorithms autonomously personalize insulin dosing for each person’s unique needs,” explained Dr. Steven Russell, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer at Beta Bionics. “This degree of automa ..read more
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Stand Out: The True Story of Hockey Hero Ajay Baines
Diabetes Advocacy
by Barb Wagstaff
1y ago
Stand Out: The True Story of a Hockey Hero Ajay Baines is an absolute pleasure to read. Over the years I have been sent a lot of books to read and review. Some were fine. Some were not worth my time, but this book is now one of my favourites. So, when I was told that Ajay and Sean would be willing to join me for an episode of the Diabetes Goddess Podcast, I was thrilled! You can listen to the complete episode wherever you listen to podcasts or by clicking the button below. listen to the podcast >> Ajay Baines is a hockey legend and Calder cup winner. He recently teamed up with his child ..read more
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How fitness impacts physical and mental health for type 1 diabetics
Diabetes Advocacy
by Barb Wagstaff
1y ago
On the face of it, type 1 diabetes is a physical disease. Poor glucose control over the long term can result in various physical issues. What is often overlooked is the impact type 1 diabetes can have on mental health. We all know that exercise is important for physical fitness, but the impact of exercise on mental health can be profound. So how does fitness impact physical and mental health for type 1 diabetics? Early anxiety and uncertainty It was late in 2015 when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Having only noticed symptoms a week or so prior, it came as quite a shock. Despite the ex ..read more
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The best age to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
Diabetes Advocacy
by Barb Wagstaff
1y ago
What is the best age to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? The answer is simple. Never! Every age has its challenges. No one wants diabetes. No matter what age you are diagnosed at, you have to live your life with needles, injections, highs and lows. There is no such thing as a good age to get diabetes. Type 1 diabetes diagnosis as a 2-year old My son was diagnosed when he was just 2 years old. He doesn’t remember the experience at all. In fact, at a clinic appointment a number of years ago, he drew a blank when one of the clinicians asked him when he was diagnosed. As far as he is concerned ..read more
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What you need to know when newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
Diabetes Advocacy
by Barb Wagstaff
1y ago
Being newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is life changing. Even if you knew the signs and caught it early, you still often shocked. You may feel overwhelmed as the world that you once knew no longer exists. Here are a few things that we found helped you get through the early days of being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Educate yourself. Having diabetes isn’t a choice. There is no alternative other than working each day to do your very best. You cannot stop taking insulin, checking blood glucose levels or looking after yourself. You are too valuable. You can take back some of your power, h ..read more
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How best to exercise with type 1 diabetes
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by Barb Wagstaff
1y ago
Diabetes UK reminds us that there is no one type of exercise that’s best. The best exercise for people with type 1 diabetes is the one that works for you. The benefits of exercise with type 1 diabetes The American Diabetes Association states that adults with type 1 diabetes should aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity each week. Exercise is important for everyone. The benefits of exercise for people with diabetes cannot be overstated, however. Benefits include: weight control. lowering blood pressure. reducing harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. ra ..read more
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Preparing for Disasters when you have Diabetes
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by Barb Wagstaff
1y ago
In today’s world, preparing for disasters when you have diabetes has become extremely important. Each year we see more and more mandatory evacuations because of natural disasters. If you live with diabetes preparing for disasters involves more than just saving your birth certificate however. You need to have supplies and prescriptions in a safe and easily accessible place. Have a bag of supplies ready to go One way to prepare for a disaster is to have an emergency tote or bag that you can grab on the way out of the door. Rather than wait until the last minute to remember everything you need ..read more
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Helpful Insights into the Libre 3
Diabetes Advocacy
by Barb Wagstaff
1y ago
The FreeStyle Libre 3 is the latest glucose monitoring system from Abbott Pharmaceuticals. Their new sensor is their smallest to date. The Libre 3 is a Continuous Glucose Monitor. It has the ability to send glucose readings to your cell phone every minute and keeps track of historical readings. The FDA approved the Libre 3 for use in the USA on May 31, 2022. It will be available for sale in US pharmacies later this year. This system has been approved for use in Europe since September of 2020. What is Libre? The FreeStyle Libre hit the diabetes market as an alternative to higher priced continu ..read more
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