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

Goodbye Shots, Hello Insulin Pump

Goodbye Shots, Hello Pump

After the big build up — at least in our own minds — of starting on the pump…. we love it (as much as you can love anything foisted on you by type 1 diabetes). We love how easy it … Read more

Pump Time: Transitioning A Child To An Insulin Pump

Pump Time: Transitioning A Child To An Insulin Pump

We are about to embark on the biggest transition since Bisi was diagnosed: she’s about to start on an insulin pump.  When she was in the hospital, they told us that most people are ready for this transition about a … Read more

Medtronic’s MiniMed 530G System with Low Glucose Suspend: FDA Approved

Medtronic’s MiniMed 530G System with Low Glucose Suspend: FDA Approved

Medtronic just announced FDA approval of its MiniMed 530G insulin pump with low-glucose suspend, the first step toward a full-blown artificial pancreas. How’s that for thrilling news?  I just got off a conference call with Nancy Katz, Medtronic’s vice president … Read more

Taking My Insulin Pump to the Beach

Tel Aviv Beach

Last Saturday I went to the beach with my boys and some of their friends. It was only 9:00 a.m. but already very hot. Adam was extremely excited and wanted, like everyone else, to get into the water as quickly … Read more

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

My Type 1 Diabetes Hero

Last week, the American Diabetes Association awarded Dr. Graham Ogle, manager  of the Australia-based Life for a Child program, an award for distinguished international service. Ogle’s group uses charitable donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations to help over 10,000 children … Read more

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

Changing the Basal Insulin Settings on my Insulin Pump

A few days ago, after months of high blood sugar and a blood test to confirm it, I decided to increase my basal insulin levels to try and bring it down. I didn’t change my basal insulin settings; I just … Read more

Making Mistakes While Diabetes Parenting

Making Mistakes While Diabetes Parenting

Today, I made yet another diabetes parenting mistake. We were at lunch with some of Sacha’s friends to celebrate his sixth birthday. It was busy, loud, and my wife and I were trying to be gracious hosts with the kids … Read more

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