I love you, I hate you Toujeo

Toujeo

Toujeo is the new basal insulin from Sanofi. It’s not quite a replacement for Lantus as Sanofi will continue to sell Lantus. But, since a generic of Lantus will be coming on market later this year, it’s a new product for … Read more

My Big Improvements with OmniPod

My Big Improvements with OmniPod

A little more than a month ago, I started using an OmniPod insulin pump. Overall, the transition process (which is still ongoing as I make minor adjustments to my regimen) has been much different than I expected it to be. … Read more

My First Week on the OmniPod

This little blue cannula ensures delivery of my insulin.

My first week using the OmniPod insulin pump is officially complete! I still have much to learn about the pump and its functions, but I feel comfortable making a few solid judgments about it so far. The OmniPod consists of … Read more

Me ‘n My Pump

Me ‘n My Pump - priming at bus stop_drawing

My insulin pump is mostly a treasure. Except that lately it’s been driving. me. insane. PUMP IS NOT PRIMED NO DELIVERY This error message, with a vibrating Bzzzz, appears on my pump screen several times a week, and sometimes several … Read more

Murphy’s Diabetes Law of Insulin Pumps

Batt Out Limit - Insulin Pump Error

I don’t know what it is about weekends, holidays and vacations, but it seems like my insulin pumps (I’ve gone through quite a few in the short time I’ve been on the pump) always malfunction and need to be replaced … Read more

The Pump or Injections . . . or Both?

The Pump or Injections . . . or Both?

I’ve been on an insulin pump for about 13 years now, and I love the convenience of being able to dose insulin without additional injections, and to create multiple basal rates per day. However, I’ve long had problems with absorption: … Read more

Injecting Insulin: Liberating, Painful, And Not For Me

Injecting Insulin: Liberating, Painful, And Not For Me

It’s been over a week since I ripped out my infusion set and decided it was time for a break from my insulin pump. It wasn’t a rational decision, but rather one based mainly on frustration – an inability to … Read more

Pump Holiday

BG 300 - pump holiday

Sunday the 17th: 106, eat a little and bolus. A few hours later, 265. Bolus some more. Wait. Check, 298, then bolus some more. Wait, check, 255 (getting very frustrated). A few hours later, 222, change my infusion set, break … Read more

Is an Artificial Pancreas Good Enough?

Is an Artificial Pancreas Good Enough?

Prescript: It’s been a while since I’ve written, I know. I had a beautiful baby boy who is now nearly six months old. Perfect and perfectly healthy, so take that, diabetes! This post is about other things, though. Four years … Read more

My Transition to an Insulin Pump: Phase 1 Complete

My Transition to an insulin pump- pretty overwhelming!

In my blog post last week, I talked about how I’m hoping to transition to an insulin pump this summer. I know it will be a bit of an arduous process, but I’m eager to share each step of it … Read more

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