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

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

Minimed 530G with Enlite Sensor Trial, Day 1

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When Medtronic recently offered me the opportunity to do a free trial of the Minimed 530G with Enlite Sensor, their new pump and continuous glucose monitoring system, I jumped at the chance. (Disclosure: I have to give it back at the … Read more

Learning to Use My New MiniMed 530G with Enlite CGM system

the MiniMed 503G with Enlite CGM arrives in a bigger box

It takes a while to make a change and learn something new. Last spring I knew I was eligible, through my health insurance company, for an insulin pump upgrade after six years on the same one. I’ve been a loyal … Read more

Rain, Running, and a Button Error on my Insulin Pump

Button Error - Medtronic Insulin Pump

Yesterday morning at 5:30 I went out for a 22 mile run. It was cold, around 40o , and raining. My run, went well for the first 18 miles (with only light rain and with a few rays of sun … Read more

Diabetes and Pregnancy: And So We Enter the Third Trimester

Diabetes and Pregnancy: And So We Enter the Third Trimester

A couple of months ago, I wrote about my awful night of hyperglycemia. At the time, I was unsure what the precise reason for a persistent high blood sugar was, with the most likely culprits being bad insulin and my … Read more

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