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
Bottled Water: Unhealthy, Dirty and Costly was reported by Marina Martinez on Medium/Environment, 23 November 2018. I think we should pay attention! Bottled water usually comes from the same source as kitchen tap water. However, it is less regulated and...read more
Savvy Updates, 1/28/19: Cell Pouch, Germs in Your Gut, Insulin Prices, Test Strips, Transplants, New CGMS, Stethoscopes
Sernova Cell Pouch Hopes to Improve Islet Transplant Success is the hot news that should increase the long-term survival and function of insulin-producing cells. The article by Martin Hensel appeared on InsulinNation.com, 24 January 2019. The Cell Pouch is a...read more
Researchers Say No to Low Carb and Keto Diets was proffered by Kristen Hovet, a sceince journalist and founding editor of BRIGID magazine, November 2018. I know, this is a hot topic in the T1 community. Here's just more to think about! The results from new...read more
Well, this is interesting. Medicare Coverage Class Action Filed Against Health and Human Services Secretary on Behalf of Diabetes Patients Lowenstein Sandler and Parrish Law Offices filed a class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia...read more
Savvy Eating: Spirulina, Artificial Sweeteners, Whole Grains, Keto Diet, Protein Sweeteners, Squash w/ Turmeric
Let's talk about food! Adding spirulina to falafel could yield the next superfood was reported by Naama Barak on Israel21C.org, 6 January 2019. Israeli students find a blue-and-white way to help introduce protein-rich algae into daily diets. With the world’s...read more
Savvy News 1/14/19: Eversense User, Glucagon, Trina Guilty, Novo Innovation Winners, DPP-4 Side Effects
A First Experience with the New Eversense Implantable CGM is a GREAT review by Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine.com on her experiences and impressions of the new Senseonics Eversense CGM! She addresses almost everything you'd like to know, with pictures too! ...read more
Happy New Year, oh Savvy Ones! Let's start the year off with some great book recommendations. Tested: How Top Achievers with Diabetes Have Succeeded by Tim Hoy ... an insightful book showing us how some very successful T1s have approached their own diabetes journey to...read more
Savvy Updates, 12/24/2018: Beta Bionics Wins, Microbiome in Finland, Kaleido Patch Pump, Lilly/Sigilon Encapsulation,
Beta Bionics Wins Readers' Choice for Medtech Company of the Year was reported by Omar Ford on MDDIOnline.com, 20 December 2018. Beta Bionics has been named medtech company of the year. Nearly 44% of MD+DI readers participating in a special poll voted for the Boston,...read more
Savvy on Food, 12/19/2018: Breakfast? Nutrition & Your Doctor, Allergic to Meat? Inflammatory Foods, COFFEE!
When You Should Eat Breakfast — and When You Can Probably Skip It ... the age-old question, is discussed by Julissa Trevino in the Health Section of Popular Science, 3 September 2018. It's complicated! Though research on the impact of breakfast has focused...read more