Adjusting My Insulin for Running

Adjusting My Insulin for Running

During my failed attempt to run a sub 4 marathon in Tiberias last year, I had decided to run the Tiberias Marathon again this year. This decision, however, did not include a hasty registration for the race but was more … Read more

Crystal Bowersox Marries in a Custom Made Gown

Crystal Bowersox Marries in a Custom Made Gown

I watched American Idol last season and am a big fan of the talented Crystal Bowersox.  And that fact that she has type 1 diabetes and has spoken so openly about it (most recently in a DiabetesMine interview), makes me … Read more

A Symlin Conundrum: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

A Symlin Conundrum: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

(Background: Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4) Well, it has been not one but two weeks since I set up my Symlin experiment. Three vials, each with one part Symlin and ten parts Novolog insulin, set out on my desk, in the … Read more

Pumpers, Can You Hear Me?

Pumpers, Can You Hear Me?

(Yes, that is a Barbara Streisand reference. Sorry.) So, you’d think that after more than five years of wearing various editions of the Minimed insulin pump, I’d have all the ins-and-outs figured out by now. But, whaddayaknow, just last week, … Read more

When Insulin Pens Jam

When Insulin Pens Jam

I woke up this morning with slightly elevated BS levels. So I ate a little breakfast – a salad with some quinoa – and took four units of insulin (Apidra) and set off to do some errands. When I came … Read more

Symlin, Part Two: But What About Me?

Symlin, Part Two: But What About Me?

Where I Left Off In the last installment of my symlin saga, I had found that Symlin, Amlyn Pharmaceutical‘s synthetic amylin, helped slow gastric emptying and reduce post-prandial spikes. I also found that Symlin had to be injected subcutaneously, either … Read more

Learning about Symlin, and Rejecting What I Learn

Learning about Symlin, and Rejecting What I Learn

One of the biggest takeaways for me from the ADA Scientific Sessions was that I needed to learn about the magic drug everyone was talking about, Symlin. So, over the past week, I’ve been doing some reading, and this is … Read more

An Appeal to Its Mercy

An Appeal to Its Mercy

I should have known. I should have known when I launched the Minimed Minilink Continuous Glucose Monitor’s javelin-sized sensor at my abdomen, and it stopped halfway in. I should have known when I tried to push it in that last … Read more

Things Not To Do With Your Insulin Pump

Things Not To Do With Your Insulin Pump

I suppose it’s not the best idea to let a kitten eat the tube connecting you to your mechanical pancreas — but it was so funny, I couldn’t help it.

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