Not So Good Results

Not So Good Results

After returning home from a short trip to New York last month, I got a cold or virus of some sort and my heart rate went completely out of control. On one of my runs my HR monitor indicated I … Read more

Diabetes Dejavu

Diabetes Dejavu

Have you ever had that déjà vu feeling?  As if you have already done what you are doing? Last night everything was running a little late in our home. It took longer than usual to get the kids back from … Read more

Oh, Mio My – o

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Anyone else out there sick of the Minimed Quickset infusion set? I know I am: about 75% of the time, I develop weird doughnut-shaped bubbles underneath the adhesive (conveniently concealed by the plastic) that collect insulin and interstitial fluid and … Read more

Life with diabetes — a never-ending game

Life with diabetes — a never-ending game

I’ve been back on a continuous glucose monitoring system — the DexCom Seven Plus — for almost two weeks, and for the most part, it’s been great. Sure, I have my frustrations and complaints about the system, but I can’t deny … Read more

Weight of an Insulin Pump

Weight of an Insulin Pump

My Medtronic 522 insulin pump weighs 100 grams, which is equivalent to 20 nickels. That’s not much, just a pocket full of change, but lately its weight has been, well, weighing on me. Some women, I’ve read, wear their insulin … Read more

A Call For Ideas: If You Could Design The Perfect Educational Tool for Diabetes, What Would It Look Like?

A Call For Ideas: If You Could Design The Perfect Educational Tool for Diabetes, What Would It Look Like?

Search for diabetes educational resources online, and chances are, you’re going to end up doing a lot of reading. I’ve been continuously surprised that some of the most reputable sources of information out there — ADA, JDRF, even health insurance … Read more

Diabetes in Your Pocket

Diabetes in Your Pocket

Yesterday afternoon I ran into one of my mother’s friends who lives across the street from me. She has had type 1 for as long as I can remember and was one of the two people I knew growing up … Read more

Needle Goes In

Needle Goes In

I hadn’t found a sweet spot, the place where the needle to the insertion set goes into flesh like a knife into softened butter. Instead, the spot on my hip was as tough as tent canvas, and the needle hit … Read more

The CGM tri-lemma: Abbott, Dexcom, or Minimed?

The CGM tri-lemma: Abbott, Dexcom, or Minimed?

After a year and a half on Abbott’s Freestyle Navigator Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, I’m back to square one. I loved my Abbott. Sure, it had its problems — a bulky transmitter, adhesive that refused to stick, an annoying tendency … Read more

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