I have identical meters - a purse meter and a home meter. My home meter is older and also gets a lot more use. (Apparently I don’t get out much.) Lately I’ve been nervous that it might be time to replace it. So I decided to do a side-by-side test with both meters. I used the same drop of blood and strips from the same vial. And I held me breath to see how closely the two tests would line
There is an important discussion with the FDA coming up, and diaTribe has arranged a short survey you can take to make sure your opinion is heard. Read the flyer below for all of the details:
You can find the survey at diaTribe.org/survey. I believe it's only open through the weekend, so be sure you share your thoughts now!
Fasting blood sugar - fine. Bolus for and consume coffee.
Pre-breakfast blood sugar - fine. Pre-bolus for breakfast smoothie. Make and drink breakfast smoothie. Blood sugar remains stable.
Two and a half hours after drinking breakfast smoothie - CGM high alarm. Test to confirm, and yes, I am high. I figure it’s the smoothie, even though it seems odd that the spike didn’t start sooner.
So far, the breakfast smoothie trial is going well. I scale down the servings so they equal about 30 carbs and I tweak the ingredients to suit my tastes and what’s in my pantry. (Like using plain yogurt with my own honey and vanilla added.)
Monday: Apple Pie Smoothie
Tuesday: Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
Today: Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Monday’s smoothie was more chunky than smooth
DiabetesSisters runs a lot of great programs and events. One that sounds fantastic is the PODS Meetups. PODS stands for Part Of DiabetesSisters, and the meetups are in person, monthly gatherings that happen in many locations around the country. Each month a different topic is up for discussion, so women with all types of diabetes can offer support to and learn from each other. I've thought of