A1c vs Time-in-Range

What is A1c? What is time-in-range? How do they relate? Why is the diabetes community moving more and more towards time-in-range? What is A1c? In simple terms, Hemoglobin A1c (HgbA1c, HbA1c or A1c) is the average blood glucose level over the past 2-3 months. An A1c test measures the amount of glucose that attaches to red […]

Misunderstood & Oversimplified - The Complicated Nature of Diabetes

One doctor’s realization that a lot of thought and effort goes into managing this disease well My name is Calvin Wu, and I’m an endocrinologist — a physician that specializes in hormone-related diseases including diabetes. I’ve been on the front lines of the diabetes epidemic for years and am convinced that we’re not getting anywhere with our current […]

After decades living with diabetes, Steve finally broke new ground

How CGM and a diabetes clinic called Steady Health changed his care Since his diagnosis in 1980, Steve’s diabetes care had remained relatively the same. He used finger sticks to check his blood glucose and a sliding scale to calculate how much insulin to use for each meal based on his current blood glucose level. […]

Connecting with diabetes patients through data

A doctor’s first meeting with Continuous Glucose Monitoring After six years of practicing internal medicine at a Swedish County Hospital, I moved to San Francisco to build a personalized, tech-enabled diabetes clinic. This story is about how patients helped me identify the next step in my career. Four years ago, one of my patients with Type […]

Diabetes technology teardown, 2019 edition

The tools and services I use to manage my blood sugar Please do not interpret this post as medical advice. Everyone is different, and the tools I use might not work, or may even be dangerous, for you. Consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to the way you manage your diabetes. Last year, I […]

Start Analyzing your own CGM data in 5 Easy Steps

A Beginner Friendly Tutorial In our previous blog post, we presented some visualizations of CGM data that was gracefully provided by Henrik Berggren, the founder of Steady and Type 1 since 20 years. But, what’s even more interesting is of course to analyze your own data! The goal of this article is to provide a follow along guide […]

Data Exploration at Steady Health

Using CGM data to answer your questions about diabetes At Steady Health, data and care is our focus. To understand our members’ data, we started asking some fundamental questions and thought we’d share our early findings. In coming blog posts, we’ll cover the process of how we use technology to empower our clinical staff to […]

A new, Steady, path

Why a seasoned Diabetes Educator decided to leave the comfort of a large, established system, and join a startup The simple answer Diabetes changes frequently. Research unveils new learnings about this disease regularly. Management tools are continually being introduced. I believe Diabetes care needs to be as fluid as the individual living with Diabetes and […]

How I used experimentation to improve my diet

Please do not interpret this post as medical advice. Everyone is different and the changes I made might not work, or might even be dangerous, for you. Consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet, medication or any other part of your routine. If you are interested in improving your diabetes management […]

Diabetes technology teardown — The tools I use to manage my blood sugar

Please do not interpret this post as medical advice. Everyone is different, and the tools I use might not work, or may even be dangerous, for you. Consult your healthcare provider before making any changes to the way you manage your diabetes. Update: I’ve decided to build a new company focused on improving diabetes care using […]