Everyone with diabetes on insulin therapy – or a medication that can cause low blood sugar – should have glucagon on hand. Dr. E. and Dr. P. share their personal experiences of when they each needed to break into their emergency glucagon kits, and they discuss the latest glucagon options that are much easier to use – Gvoke and BAQSIMI.
Dr. Edelman and Dr. Pettus act out different scenarios in the doctor's office: good doctor/bad patient and bad doctor/good patient. Do any of these situations look familiar?
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is an advanced way for people living with diabetes to check glucose readings in real-time or monitor glucose readings over a period of time. By using a continuous glucose monitor, your CGM system will automatically receive glucose readings every 5 minutes allowing you to fingerstick less often. CGM can be used with or without an insulin pump.
The A1c has been the standard way to measure average blood glucose for people living with diabetes and it's still an important test, but it doesn't tell the whole story, and there are certain situations when the test may not even be accurate.