The Dexcom G5: State-of-the-art sensor technology

Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) or “sensors” have been around for more than a decade.  With the arrival in Canada last week of the Dexcom G5 everything has changed: the G5…

Continuous glucose monitors (sensors)

Sensors (or continuous glucose monitors) are devices that measure the sugar/glucose in body water (known medically as “interstitial fluid”). A small teflon needle is inserted into the skin and is…

Dexcom G5 Hack – Extending sensor life up to 28 days

First: purchase two accessories from Amazon.ca GrifGrips (package of 20 for CAD$20) Skin Tac (either wipes or the liquid, 50 wipes for CAD$14.84) Technique Place the sensor like you usually…

There is no insulin pill…. yet.

The search for a pill formulation of insulin has been long-standing.  Yesterday Novo Nordisk, the world's biggest insulin manufacturer abandoned its efforts to make an oral form of insulin.  The…