Continuous glucose monitors are more than simply devices of convenience for people with diabetes—they are tools that can substantially improve blood sugar control in people of all ages when used regularly, without increasing the risk of dangerous low blood sugar. The growing evidence of the benefits of CGM underscores the importance of continued research into a closed-loop artificial pancreas, a system that uses CGM data to automatically deliver the right amount of insulin through a pump.
The holidays usually mean lots of changes in your normal routine—changes in eating habits, activities, stress levels, and surroundings, among others. When you have a child with type 1 diabetes (T1D), these changes require extra careful planning, but with a positive attitude and some practical tips, you can still have a wonderful holiday season.
Q: I am very frightened of low blood sugar in my 10-year-old son, who was diagnosed less than two weeks ago. This is our first full day home from the hospital, and I feel like I am just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Any suggestions? A: Low blood sugars can be nerve-wracking. Some […]