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For Diabetics with Meters and Computers


  1. Comments Along the Way
    10 Apr, 2018
    Comments Along the Way
    These entries are early installments, based on my work for the past several weeks.  I wish I could write down my understandings instantly, but I can't just now.   A future blog post will deal with using the data from the database to look over longer periods of time, like weeks and months.  You can do that with paper, but not with the CGM, and not with the 'Dexcom Studio' application that comes with the Dexcom CGM.  Their time scopes are much shorter.    Another future blog post will deal with
  2. Record INSULIN Injections and CARBS Consumption into Your CGM
    11 Mar, 2018
    Record INSULIN Injections and CARBS Consumption into Your CGM
    The Dexcom G4 CGM is good for more than just minute-by-minute monitoring blood glucose. Diabetics must balance their insulin doses and consumed carbohydrates in order to maintain their blood glucose levels. Consuming carbohydrates will drive blood glucose up, and taking insulin will drive blood glucose down. They need records of both carbohydrates consumed and insulin doses to be compared to the glucose levels, to guide future consumption and doses. In addition to reading your blood glucose
  3. The Evolving Self: Managing Diabetes
    04 Feb, 2018
    The Evolving Self: Managing Diabetes
    An evolving self would like to be proactive about health issues, for sure, especially if one's pancreas islets of langerhans cells are not supplying insulin so as to regulate blood sugar (glucose). Do these apply to you? (a) you have type 1 diabetes mellitus, (b) you inject your insulin, and (c) you use a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) (d) you wish you had better blood glucose control, If so, read on. This blog will describe the use of the open-source software “openAPS” (open-source software