Type 1 Diabetes Tech Tips

Be sure to check out our recent webinar on tech tips to help you manage type 1 diabetes.

The tools available to help manage diabetes are developing at an incredible rate and they are having an incredible impact on how we manage this disease. There are so many changes, however, it can be tough to navigate all of the tools that are available and find the best ways to apply them to your diabetes management strategy.

Lauren Dahlin, an Ironman triathlete with Type 1 joins Diabetes DESTINY’s John Boyer, also an Ironman triathlete with Type 1, to talk through new technology and how to get the most out of it.

Lauren is completing her PhD in Information Systems and was diagnosed with diabetes just two years ago. In a drive to stay healthy in spite of diabetes she signed up for and completed her first marathon, half Ironman and full Ironman in her first year after diagnosis. Recently, she completed her second Ironman with an amazing time that placed her as the 2nd fastest woman with Type 1 to complete an Ironman.

Her journey has led her to research, learn about, and test many new pieces of technology and she is very generous in sharing her experience in our chat.

We covered:

-How she selected the insulin pump(s) she uses,

-Advantages and disadvantages of tubed pumps vs. non-tubed pumps,

-An introduction to Closed Loop DIY artificial pancreas systems and how to use them,

-Tips for getting sites (pump and CGM) to stay on while active,

-Smart watches and their pros and cons,

-What data to focus on and how to prevent information overload.

So take a few minute and listen to this great webinar. There are some visuals but it is a perfect way to get the most out of a drive or to listen to while working out.

Here is the link to the recording:


In the discussion we discuss a few other great sites to visit. Here are links to those as well:

Lauren’s Type 1 Triathlete Tech Blog:


Site Adhesion Helpers:

Opsite Medical Tape

Skin Tac

Information on DIY Closed Loop Artificial Pancreas Systems:




If you have any other tips that work well for you, be sure to post them in the comments.


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