urn:uuid:2e9349bc-ebcc-5fbf-b293-aca057087b58 Topic: Diabetes – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-03-17T07:29:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:d8b2be17-7b4a-4c95-b88a-a87856aa08e8 2022-03-17T07:29:00Z 2022-03-17T07:29:00Z FreeStyle Libre 3 miniaturizes real-time glucose monitoring The new FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor is a true real-time glucose monitoring system and the market’s smallest CGM at a 70 % size-reduction compared to the old model. <p>I’ve worn the FreeStyle Libre 2 flash-glucose monitor (FGM) on my upper arm for the last three years. As a diabetic, I need to pay close attention to my glucose levels, and the Libre 2 was a revolution compared to finger-prick blood tests every couple of hours. The new Libre 3 system is a highly-anticipated update that massively improves on the Libre 2.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/freestyle-libre3-cgm.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:72ecb506-3491-48a1-841c-5d8594897527 2021-11-03T23:38:00Z 2021-11-03T23:38:00Z I was terrified of an eyeball injection I needed medication to preserve my sight, and it had to be injected directly into my eyeball. It’s a real thing and not just something they do in horror films. <p>I’ve been a bit freaked out over the last couple of months. I needed to inject a medication directly into my eyeball. My. Damned. Eyeball! I’d never heard anyone talk about this procedure before, and I’d like to share my experiences. Maybe it can help you be less clueless about it than I was.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/eyeball-fright.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:32f01632-6e4a-4742-88f1-b4d8db7bbd98 2020-11-25T01:38:00Z 2020-11-25T01:38:00Z Rollerblade wheels are a great upgrade for your office chair Rollerblade-style wheels don’t resist movement and help you stay slightly less inactive while spending hours in your office chair. <p>I swapped out my boring old office chair double-wheeled castors for rollerblade-style wheels. I didn’t quite know what I expected, but I’m happier with my chair. The new wheels also as the potential for a minuscule improve my health; so what’s not to like? Here are some of the unexpected benefits of replacing the wheels on my office chair.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/rollerblade-wheels-chair.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:1962a635-3046-4644-ac91-f1543f7cee74 2020-01-27T03:15:00Z 2021-07-22T13:42:00Z FreeStyle Libre Reader device versus the LibreLink app The pros and cons of using Abbott’s dedicated Reader device or the LibreLink mobile app to read your levels with the FreeStyle Libre flash-glucose Sensor. <p>I’ve used the FreeStyle Libre 2 (“FreeStyle Libre 14-days” in some regions) flash glucose monitoring system for a year. The system can get up to eight hours of glucose readings by scanning an NFC sensor installed on the back of your upper arm. I’ve previously shared my experiences on what it’s like to wear the sensor (with photos of the Libre Sensor.)</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/freestyle-libre-reader-vs-app.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:4ef8c3ee-5a89-42fa-9a07-b6b358931934 2019-09-02T21:44:00Z 2019-09-04T00:46:00Z Normalize fridge temperatures by installing a small fan I installed a PC-fan to improve air circulation in my aging combo refrigerator. The upgrade cut its power-bill by 29% and it achieved more stable temperatures. <p>I’ve installed a small 120 cm 12-volt air circulation fan in my aging Electrolux combo fridge-freezer. It’s just a cheap PC fan, available everywhere. The upgrade resulted in more stable temperatures and a 29% reduction in power consumption.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/fridge-pc-fan.html">Read more …</a></p>