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Living with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic: A real-world look at how people with diabetes have been impacted

Glooko users show a slight trend toward better glucose control during the pandemic. People with diabetes face a greater chance of experiencing serious complications caused by the coronavirus. To understand the impact of COVID-19 on people with diabetes, we analyzed glucose, insulin, and activity trends from users of Glooko solutions in the United States. We have measured data before and… Continue Reading »

June 1, 2020 || WRITTEN BY Glooko

National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month and while not everyone with diabetes may be eligible to donate their blood, it got us thinking of just how MUCH blood people with diabetes give to their diabetes care. According to a quick search, the human body contains 120,000 (!!) drops of blood. Depending on your type of diabetes and your individual treatment… Continue Reading »

January 17, 2019 || WRITTEN BY Glooko

My Journey to Glooko and the World of Diabetes Management

Life is funny. If you had asked me 10 years ago where I would be in life, I would not have guessed that I’d be working for a startup company that is the leader of the diabetes management space. My journey to Glooko has been one of many paths, all driven by the desire to help people. After taking a… Continue Reading »

April 3, 2018 || WRITTEN BY Glooko

Meet Sondra! Learn How She Shares Data with Her Doctor

Tell us about yourself. I was diagnosed at age 57 originally with Type 2 diabetes. Before my diagnosis, I was experiencing massive cravings for soda, fuzzy vision and weight loss. When I went in to see my doctor, my blood glucose level was 568 mg/dL. I was immediately started on Metformin.  The following week when I met with the CDE… Continue Reading »

November 15, 2017 || WRITTEN BY Glooko

Meet Steven! Learn How He Tracks His Carb Intake

Tell us about yourself. My body was not metabolizing what I was eating because my pancreas wasn’t working. As a result I had a Whipple procedure on January 3, 2006. At this time, I was still not a diabetic. On July 7, 2008, I retired from my job as an Educational Administrator for the New York City Department of Education.… Continue Reading »

September 5, 2017 || WRITTEN BY Glooko

Nutrition Recommendations from a Registered Dietitian

Nutrition is extremely important for everyone, especially if you have diabetes. Some of us look at the nutrition facts on food labels and count calories, fat, carbohydrates, sugars, and protein. Some even study the ingredients to avoid artificial flavors and refined sugars. Whether you do these things or not, we all have room for improvement when it comes to nutrition,… Continue Reading »

July 18, 2017 || WRITTEN BY Glooko

Individual Differences in Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG)

A fasting blood glucose (FBG) reading between 70-100 mg/dL is typically regarded as normal in people without diabetes1. While this range serves as a standard reference for assessing one’s glycemic status, inter-individual differences exist across the population. A better understanding of one’s own FBG range might provide a more actionable basis for reference. Mobile health (mHealth) technologies such as diabetes… Continue Reading »

June 21, 2017 || WRITTEN BY Glooko

Impacting Diabetes in Asia, One Person At A Time

She is a mom of two kids ages 12 and 8 and a loving wife. She is an HR Specialist who works 4 days a week, a special arrangement with a supportive boss. She watches her diet and plans to get an activity tracker soon. Her motto is "Take care of your diabetes, so you are able to take care… Continue Reading »

February 10, 2016 || WRITTEN BY Glooko