I have Type 1 diabetes. I love to write. I’m happy when I am helping others. I speak up when it’s important. I have a passion for sharing knowledge and learning new technology. I was BORN to BLOG!
— Joanne Laufer Milo, The Savvy Diabetic
DIAVERSARY: day of diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes MY DIAVERSARY: Monday, 25 January 1965, 53 years ago. Diagnosed in office of my pediatrician, Dr. Maxwell Stillerman, in his home office on Polo Road in Great Neck, NY. I hadn't felt well enough to go to school ......read more
I LOVE this topic and I LOVE diabetes alert dogs! I've met many over the past few years and I just want to take them all home! I've "talked" with my Westie, Hey Buddy, about learning to alert ... not so sure he's that into it! Want to know more about diabetes alert...read more
ANNOUNCED TODAY: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance clarifying that Medicare Part D Plan Sponsors may provide coverage for products such as the Omnipod System under the Medicare Part D (prescription drug) program. FINALLY!!! ...read more
Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2018! Is it time to change your lancet? ...read more
Colorful diet offers hope for preventing cognitive decline, posted on Healio Endocrine Today, 6 December, 2017 by Daniel Nadeau, MD and Harsimran Singh, PhD. While I am not trying to keep harping on the benefits of a plant-based diet, how much more evidence do you...read more
This is just informational ... no advocacy or politics ... just information, FYI. When you have health needs due to a chronic condition like type 1 diabetes (T1D), having health insurance is critical in helping you manage and treat your condition. This toolkit...read more
Savvy Updates, 16 December 2017: Dexcom Submits G6, Melt Fat Cells, Semma Tech, Stem Cells for Foot Ulcers, New Blood Glucose Device without Pricks, Lilly Pump, Vaping Insulin?
7 Diabetes Technology Updates for 2018 was published on ASweetLife by Christopher Snider of Tidepool, 8 December 2017. Here’s a glimpse at some of the companies and movements that I am going to pay close attention to next year as diabetes technology looks to take...read more
It's been almost 4 months since I've decided to eat a more plant-based, vegan (mostly) lifestyle ... and so far, so good! I've lost about 3 pounds (my husband who I'd describe as "vegan-ish", has lost over 15 pounds!). Both of us feel the reduction in aches and...read more
According to www.HomeRemediesForLife.com, on 21 November 2017, The Savvy Diabetic was rated in the Top 30 Type 1 Diabetes Blogs to follow in 2017 ... actually #13! Very exciting! 13. The Savvy Diabetic The title of this blog, describes it’s blogger to the...read more
www.Israel21c.org is an interesting website that tracks technology advances ... and on November 14, 2017, World Diabetes Day, this was their post, touching on oral insulin capsules to non-invasive glucose monitors, written by Abigail Klein Leichman. Here are some...read more