A new Contour Next

Ascensia has quietly introduced a new blood glucose meter in Australia. That means there are now five BG meters in Australia that use Contour Next strips. They all have different features! Contour Next One Described in an earlier article on this site. Uses two CR2032 batteries. Has Bluetooth and can link to the Contour or xDrip+ …

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Why carb counting can be hard

Many people treating their diabetes with insulin seem to struggle with keeping their BG steady. And it’s not their fault! This article talks about one of the big ways instability gets introduced. Calculating our insulin needs With the common carb-counting regimen we usually have three parameters to manage our insulin: Basal insulin. The insulin needed to …

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GMI – is it useful?

As I posted recently, my CGM data has been estimating my HbA1c will be 5.2% (which it was: 33 mmol/mol). However while Sugarmate also calculated an estimated HbA1c of 5.2%, its “GMI” value was 5.8%. I’ve always struggled to comprehend what GMI is meant to indicate. What is GMI? It turns out that “GMI” (Glucose Management …

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