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 […]

Behind the Scenes: The Design of Steady Health

How we designed a patient-focused location from start to finish The challenge in designing a modern clinic like Steady Health is to put together a space that has all necessary clinical tools but reflects a new approach to care, specifically diabetes care. While interviewing Chloe Blain, the designer behind Steady, she explains, “Our main goal for […]

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 […]

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 […]