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

Happy Diaversary to ME! 53 years!

Happy Diaversary to ME! 53 years!

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 ......

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Savvy about Diabetes Alert Dogs

Savvy about Diabetes Alert Dogs

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...

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Even MORE Savvy on Plant-based eating …

Even MORE Savvy on Plant-based eating …

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...

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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?

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...

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More Savvy about the Gut and Being Vegan

More Savvy about the Gut and Being Vegan

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...

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