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Today we're talking with Lonny Stormo, CEO and Founder of POPS! Diabetes Care. Lonny tells us about his pain-free, Bluetooth-connected, app-based, fully integrated blood glucose meter that works with any major smartphone. 


The POPS! Diabetes Care system is designed to replace the traditional glucometer + lancing device method for testing blood sugars. It's for all the people who don't use CGMs (or don't want to use CGMs). It includes Mina, a virtual coach who basically gamifies the experience of checking your blood sugar.

Wins & Fails

Colleen's Win: For the most part, working from home, I’ve noticed that my blood sugars have been a lot more in range than when I go into the office. I’m not sure if it’s correlation or causation, but I’m happy with my super good numbers.

Jessie's Fail: She ate about 50 grams of carbs worth of homemade muffins over two days, but also ran about 8 miles. Feeling a bit of cabin fever from the pandemic lockdown.

Hack of the Week

Don’t put too much insulin in your reservoir. I like putting more than I need in because I think I don’t want to run out, but then I’m in day 4 of the set and the insulin isn’t working as well as it should. Make sure you only put enough insulin in to last 3 days, with maybe a tiny bit extra in case of a high-usage day. 


Meet Lonny Stormo, Founder of POPS! Diabetes Care

Lonny Stormo is the founder of POPS! Diabetes Care, a company that developed a simple, all-in-one meter that connects wirelessly to an app on a phone—showing weekly and monthly trends at the touch of a button. Lonny founded POPS! with the intent of putting simple technology in people’s hands to enable them to Own Their Life®.

Connect with Lonny on LinkedIn, on Instagram and Twitter (@lonnystormo), or by visiting his website, popsdiabetes.com.

Question for You!

Is the POPS! system something that you would find useful to have on the back of your phone? Have you ever used the system before?

Links & Resources


Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here! Our audio wizard is my husband Tim. He runs his own food blog called Split Appetites.

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About the author 


Life coach, author, engineer, and host of the podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes. I teach T1Ds how to feel better without changing how they manage it.

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