Holger Schmeken - Founder of Glucosurfer.org

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Holger Schmeken replied to Tiki's discussion 'Heart Surgery and Low Blood-Sugar'
"Beta blockers will reduce the hypo awareness for sure. It might help to increase the test frequency to catch the lows early. Some diabetes centers might offer specialized training sessions for low detection (they do this in Germany). The idea is to…"
22 hours ago
Holger Schmeken replied to Joe's discussion 'Dexcom transmitter life.'
"The design is small but it would have been possible to make the battery replaceable. So this is clearly another case of planned obsolescence. Plus it is unfriendly to the environment and hard to recycle. I wonder how many users are willing to pay…"
Apr 16
Holger Schmeken replied to nomopancreas's discussion 'Technically not a diabetic but...'
"Technically you are a T1 diabetic. For T1 the beta cells and their supporting blood vessels have been killed by rogue T-cells. For you the T-cells just went from rogue to hostile mode attacking every tissue of your pancreas. You have been very lucky…"
Apr 10
Holger Schmeken replied to Augustus27's discussion 'Not sure. Mody or LADA?'
"I do not see that T1 and slow onset T1 share much characteristics with T2. At the current point in time you have some residual beta cells left. These cells respond to typical T2 medications. Metformin moderates the output of the liver down and…"
Apr 4
Holger Schmeken replied to Augustus27's discussion 'Not sure. Mody or LADA?'
"To my knowledge mody can be treated very well with sulfonyl based medications like Amaryl - at least if caught early. With very well I mean normal blood glucose control not slighlty elevated nor very carb sensitive. You could pick some T1 diabetic…"
Mar 31
Holger Schmeken replied to Stephen Gilbert's discussion 'What's considered hypo unawareness? and is Hyper unawareness possible?'
"I think first you should ask your doctor to prescribe you a Glucagon Emergency Kit. This is a syringe that has to be injected into the skin by your parents. It acts very quickly and will bring you out of the danger zone. Your parents should still…"
Mar 30
Kelly joined Holger Schmeken's group
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Carb Counting by Example

Correct carb counting is very important. The members of this group can present pictures of their meals and the estimated carb counts. This way we can improve our judgement and learn to overcome common mistakes by sharing our experiences.
Mar 27
Holger Schmeken replied to jriccardi's discussion 'T1 & Hashimoto's Question'
"Fear is a bad advisor here because you can not do anything about it proactively. I think Hashimoto is the most problematic condition since it can have a negative impact on your glucose control. All the other conditions are more or less annoying -…"
Mar 25

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
support, friendship, solidarity
Date diagnosed
October 20, 1987
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.1, 5.9, 6.2, 5.8, 5.5, 5.4, 5.4, 5.9, 5.9, 5.8, 5.6, 5.9 before
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Diet and Exercise
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http://www.glucosurfer.org

Your feedback on Glucosurfer.org

October 2008
In the year 2005 I stopped to manage my written diabetes diary. It all seemed a burden to me and the benefits for my glycemic control seemed so little. I looked for solutions to manage my diary online with my mobile phone. But the solutions I found wanted me to reveal my identity. Luckily I met the right people at the institute for diabetes research and we developed our own solution called Glucosurfer.org that is usable in full anonymity, free of charge and financed by donations.

Everyone who is curious what this system can do for you is invited to take a look at my personal diabetes diary that I am managing daily (use the mouse to drag the diagrams):

http://www.glucosurfer.org/goto?diagram&language=en&user=278&share=3788281


I have created the group Glucosurfer.org users and I am looking forward to read your constructive feedback or questions there.

In some phases of our lifes we will struggle with our diabetes. Here the community with all its experienced diabetics can offer its helping hand. Even if you are not using Glucosurfer regularly you can use it for times of crisis. Just log your values for one or two weeks and share your Glucosurfer log with the community. I am sure you will get the support and encouragement to address your problems.

January 2009
Users of Medtronic or AccuCheck pumps can now upload their pump files to Glucosurfer.org. This is very convenient since these pump models are acting as digital diaries.

November 2009
We extended our import filter to support the XML files of the Dexcom 7 CGMS.

January 2010
Now we can import the data files of the OmniPod via Abbott CoPilot and the Animas Ping via its management software. Many thanks to those members of TuDiabetes who donated their data files to make this happen.

March 2011
Our first App for Windows Phone 7 has been published in the marketplace. The trial version will allow the full management of your Glucourfer diary. If you are willing to support our project by purchasing the App you will have access to the estimated Insulin on Board (IOB) and more diagrams. You can click on the Link below to be redirected to the Zune Store:

February 2012
Our first App for Google Android 2.2 has been released. You can download the App for free from our website or you can support our project via the Google Marketplace.

September 2013
The triple is complete! Our first App for the iPhone and iPod been published in the App Store. We are very late with this release thus we decided to just take the lowest price possible. You can click on the Link below to be redirected to the App Store:

Greetings from Germany,
Holger and the team of Glucosurfer.org

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Holger Schmeken's Blog

Ambulatory Glucose Profile

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Some months ago Stuart - if I remember that correctly - published a link to the paper about the "Ambulatory Glucose Profile (AGP)".

The basic idea is to propose a standardized analysis and presentation of glucose data. Every application for data analysis (of CGM data…

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Insulin for glucose that is clear but potassium?

Posted on December 9, 2011 at 5:00am 8 Comments

With diabetes and insulin therapy we all develop better senses for your body. Just for the benefit of detecting lows earlier for example. For months these senses are now telling me that something is not right. I could feel my heartbeat more than usual and I got the impression that sometimes there were beats in between. This is not unusual even for healthy people but for me it felt odd.

Now some blood tests have revealed that I have a deficit of potassium (called…

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World Diabetes Day - blue lights

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 7:32am 1 Comment

The World Diabetes Day 2012 is months away. But still I want to urge you to take action now to make this day a success. Many people must be convinced and this will take precious time.

Because of that we wrote our local major very early this year. Our document is based on the official template of the Word Diabetes Day organization. We just included some photos and appended the official UN resolution. The document has been printed in color to make an impressive presentation. Out of that…

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Deutsch > English: important German terms and their English translation

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 7:27am 1 Comment

For our new German members here I created a list of German terms and their English translation. Please feel free to add terms you are missing:

German: für unsere neuen Mitglieder aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum eine Auflistung der wichtigsten deutschen Begriffe zum Thema Diabetes. Bitte gebt mir Rückmeldung, falls ich etwas vergessen haben sollte:

Aktives Insulin = Insulin on Board = IOB

Albuminurie = proteinuria

Analoginsulin = analog insulin

Apotheke =…

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Sporty lifestyle and my liver

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 3:00am 4 Comments

Now short before my fourties I had a full exam at my Diabetologist who is also specialized on Cardiology. The checkup revealed that I am really lacking fitness. For my age the heart rate is too high and the output generated in the cardio excercise is not where it should be. To me this is no surprise because of my job in the IT business. This is going on for years and my doc always appealed to me to change something about it. This time he did not appeal - he made the following order:…

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At 10:09pm on February 5, 2014, Terry said…

Holger - Thank you for the note about your work on the AGP. I will go to your site and see what you've accomplished. I asked on of the authors of the AGP study if I could have a copy of their Current software for personal use. He declined and said that they were still working on it. I did notice that one of the diabetes tech manufacturers did produce a proprietary version for their hardware only. I think it's great that you've produced software to duplicate their report. I will check it out. Perhaps we could friend each other and exchange some private emails.

At 3:53pm on October 9, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER HOLGER!!

At 5:29pm on October 8, 2013, rick phillips said…

Holger congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 6:22am on October 8, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIEST CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER. Well deserved. Reed

At 11:13am on August 24, 2013, Grant A said…

Thank you I enjoy reading your post.

At 1:47pm on July 9, 2013, meee said…

Great to have you as a friend Holger.. yes it has been sweltering here!! I would prefer your weather for sure :)

At 4:23am on July 8, 2013, shoshana27 said…

hi holger,
just plain good luck & some good genes, i guess. ;))

At 10:50am on May 17, 2013, Stefan said…

Hallo Holger, vielen Dank für die nette Einladung!
Habe mich hier jetzt mal versucht etwas einzulesen, bin von der Informationsvielfalt aber gerade zu überwältigt... das kann wohl noch etwas dauern :)
Gruß und ein schönes langes Wochenende Stefan

At 6:03am on March 10, 2013, Linda G said…

Hey Holger....YOU are a featured member!!! BRAVO!!!

At 3:21am on March 5, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Heartiest Congrats,Holger on being a featured member. Reed

 
 
 

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