Category: Tips

4 Ways to Feel Health Creating Gratitude

We talk to a lot of people with chronic disease here at Glooko. In addition to the challenges that daily life can give us, along with political, economic and social challenges that we all can feel, chronic disease can make life particularly hard. I have always found that showing and feeling gratitude makes me personally  Continue Reading »

5 Ways to Engage Digital Health Users

Many of us in the digital health space are starting to prove that digital health solutions can impact outcomes and improve the overall health of users. While the jury is still out on which solutions will have the biggest impact and get the widest adoption. Here at Glooko, we’ve learned a lot about how to  Continue Reading »

10 Delicious Low-Carb Meal Recipes

People with diabetes (PWDs) have to be knowledgeable and conscious about what they eat in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Carbohydrates are the sugars, starches and fiber found in fruits, grains, vegetables and dairy products that raise blood sugar levels when consumed. Growing up with a mom who is a dietician and has diabetes,  Continue Reading »

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  Continue Reading »

Scott’s Tricks and Tips for Skiing with Diabetes

I just finished a morning of skiing and came into the lodge for lunch. This was the first time I had skied with diabetes. I hadn’t done much preparation for the day in terms of my diabetes management. I didn’t think skiing would impact my blood sugar much. Boy was I wrong! I did my  Continue Reading »

How I use the New Glooko App as a Person with Type 1 Diabetes!

A lot has changed since I joined Glooko nearly two years ago. Back then we only supported blood glucose meters and our mobile platform was optimized for those devices. Today Glooko supports insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems, Bluetooth meters have become the new norm, and we are entering the age where insulin delivery  Continue Reading »

Top 5 Things You Can Do To Get a Good Job Reference

Lately I’ve been asked to give job references to many people I have formerly worked with. I don’t always accept the request, because if I give a reference I want to make sure it is great. Trusted personal and professional references are key to getting the next job or even the next apartment. Below are  Continue Reading »

Perfecting My Lineups: Diabetes and Fantasy Football

The first Thursday night in September is one of my favorite nights of the year. Not only does football season begin, but the Glooko Fantasy Football league also kicked off! At Glooko, we have a fun– yet competitive– league of 14 active team members across several departments, including our CEO! The league has become a  Continue Reading »

How to Manage the Inevitable: Data Burnout

Diabetes is a condition of numbers– blood glucose, basal rates, carb counts, ratios, sliding scales, the list goes on. And even for an engineer, it is exhausting. A person without diabetes might think of diabetes exhaustion and simply think of it like a tiring day–drink a little coffee, turn some music on, open a window,  Continue Reading »

5 Things to Learn About How Insulin Affects You

If you have diabetes, or know someone who does, looking at diabetes data can have a profound impact on daily decision making. It can help to guide a broad range of decisions including what to order on a menu, what the best time of day and type of exercise has the biggest and best impact  Continue Reading »

3 Simple Ways to Live Longer

Although life expectancy has dramatically increasedin the last century, averaging 74-83 years in countries around the world, the World Health Organizationalso shows a dramatic increase in chronic disease. More than 60% of deaths each year are attributed to chronic disease. So we live longer, but is the quality of our lives better? It can be and  Continue Reading »

6 Strategies for Surviving The Thanksgiving Meal with Diabetes

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. No work, no school and full time with my family are all great things, but the real thing I love is the meal. I usually spend the day cooking with family and spend the weeks leading up to it researching recipes (e.g., buying magazines in the grocery store line  Continue Reading »

The #1 Thing Leaders Can Do to Create Productive Employees

Have you ever worked for someone who seemed to never be satisfied? In an effort to achieve “greatness,” they were always looking for ways to improve and were always on you about what could be done next versus stopping to really evaluate what had already been done. At the end of each day you felt  Continue Reading »