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Dispatches from the dining room: Flattening the (blood sugar) curve

April 20, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Appropriate to my current WFH status, I also had my first ever telehealth appointment last week, with Sarah the CDE. It was simply a three-month check-in to see how I was doing with diabetes management, including what patterns have been cropping up in my blood sugar numbers, and where I could make changes to fine-tune things. On the plus side, I've been getting in more exercise because I force myself out for walks whenever the weather is agreeable (so, about half as often as I—or Sarah—would...

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Ascensia participates in fundraiser

February 14, 2020HME News Staff

BASEL, Switzerland - Ascensia Diabetes Care is supporting the 2020 Spare a Rose Campaign, a fundraiser to provide insulin, testing supplies and education for children with Type 1 diabetes in countries with limited access. The Spare a Rose campaign, created by Life for a Child, encourages people to buy at least one less rose for their loved ones on Valentine's day and instead donate $5 to Life for a Child. Ascensia will match employee donations up to $8,500, representing one rose per employee. Over...

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Glooko, T1D Exchange partner on data

July 1, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Connecting lifestyle data from personal devices with clinical data from electronic health records will offer a fuller understanding of patients with Type 1 diabetes and, ultimately, lead to better treatment, says Russ Johannesson, CEO of Glooko.“We think this is really going to be valuable in enhancing their effort and improving research,” he said. “The ability to see all of this data in context is relatively new.”Glooko recently partnered with...

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What's up with the diabetes? Funny you should ask.

September 24, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

As I was sitting down at my desk one recent morning my coworker, Cath, came to me and said, “Theresa, I guess I need to ask you about diabetes.” Being short on coffee and a bit long on self-centeredness, I blinked in confusion, thinking she meant MY diabetes. But, since I've worked with her for years and already demoed my new-ish Freestyle Libre to the office (and my mom, my friends and my doctor), this made no sense. She was actually trying to drum up the contact list for our November...

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It's a diabetes thing

November 14, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Last week, I mentioned to editor Liz that I needed to leave early for a dentist appointment. “It seems like you've been going to the dentist a lot,” she said. “Yep. I go four times a year now,” I replied. “Is that a diabetes thing?” she asked. As with so many things in my life, the answer is yes. I also last week had an appointment with one of the nurses at the diabetes center. I am lucky to be surrounded by health professionals that know their stuff. Today is...

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Like taking candy from a baby. Or, carbohydrates from The Kid.

September 18, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Last week, I was working diligently to wrap up my work on the October issue of HME News when I suddenly thought: low blood sugar. Indeed it was. Did I have any snacks or glucose tabs on me? No. Was there any leftover apple or orange juice left in the office fridge from whatever breakfast occasion we most recently had? No. So, I did what anyone in desperate times would do. I stole candy from a baby. Well, actually it was a granola bar and it was from Editor Liz's ride-home-from-work stash for her...

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Outlier snacks, data and the tyranny of the blank (logbook) page

August 7, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

20170807_161428.jpg When it comes to data in healthcare, nothing does it like diabetes. Tracking the who/what/where and when of glucose readings, carbs, insulin doses and phases of the moon. In fact, I've spoken recently with companies like GlucoMe and CareCentrix about data and technology and how that's shifting healthcare. Data, they tell me, can provide immediate, real-time feedback that allows patients and health professionals make treatment decisions. So imagine my disappointment to...

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Study: OSA common in Type 1 diabetics

September 20, 2016HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Obstructive sleep apnea is common in people with Type 1 diabetes, especially those who have had the disease for a long time, says a study reported on Medscape.com. The incidence of sleep apnea is linked to abnormal glycemia and microvascular complications, but not obesity. Sleep apnea was also associated with higher rates of complications, including retinopathy. The link between Type 1 diabetes and OSA has been reported in several previous studies, but this study is the first to...

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I have a drug problem

January 18, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Now that you've fallen for my cheap, attention-grabbing ploy, let me clarify: after another year of white-knuckling it through “HR analyzes health coverage plans season,” a nightmare has come true. It went something like this: I hit CVS to pick up my prescription for a three-month supply of Humalog, one of two insulins I must take. Imagine my surprise to learn that the copay had jumped from $60 in October to $150—an increase of more than 100%. I politely left without my insulin...

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Hey Medtrade, what's your type?

October 27, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Today, while hanging at the HME News booth (1755), I had the pleasure of meeting someone who reads my blogs. “Hi Theresa, you're the Type 1 of the group, aren't you?” I almost said, “No, that's Liz” before I realized he meant Type 1 as in diabetes, not Type A as in, uh, personality. Turns out his daughter has Type 1, so he can relate. When I told Liz this story, she immediately had the same confusion. “What! That's not you!” Great minds think alike, even when they...

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