T1D Terms & Definitions

Dexcom G4 with share

The Dexcom G4 with share, or Dex as we like to call it, is one of the only continuous glucose monitoring devices that you can also share with the cloud via your iPhone and allow multiple people to monitor your readings in real time.  My next post is going to be a review on this device, but a(…)


What are ketones? According to diabetes.org a “Ketone is a chemical produced when there is a shortage of insulin in the blood and the body breaks down body fat for energy. Ketones in the urine is a sign that your body is using fat for energy instead of using glucose because not enough insulin is(…)


Our term for the extra carbs we carry for bumping low sugar levels.  Some of our favorite bumpers are: Gatorade Energy Chews – The nice thing about the chews is they contain dextrose, which is a fast-acting sugar.  Also you can really control the dose, each chew is 4 carbs.  Added bonus, they are small(…)