Me ‘n My Pump

Me ‘n My Pump - priming at bus stop_drawing - Home

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

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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

DBlog Week: As Compared to the Ideal Self

DBlog Week: As Compared to the Ideal Self

Today is the second day of Diabetes Blog Week. Its founder, Karen Graffeo, proposes: “Write a poem, rhyme, ballad, haiku, or any other form of poetry about diabetes.” Here is something I drafted back in November, when I was writing … Read more

UPDATE: Please Help Arizona’s Legislature Protect Poor People With Diabetes

UPDATE: Please Help Arizona’s Legislature Protect Poor People With Diabetes

Update (Monday 3/31): Urgent action required AGAIN — please help! My celebrations may have been too early — whereas the @AZHouseGOP made the wise decision to reinstate insulin pump coverage for adult Medicaid recipients in Arizona, their colleagues in the … Read more

Minimed 530G with Enlite Trial, Threshold Suspend

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Last week I started a trial of Medtronic’s latest insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system, the Minimed 530G with Enlite. (See my previous post here.) I thought I’d devote today’s post to what’s arguably the most exciting part of … Read more

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